faculty profile

Julie Barroso   PhD, RN, ANP, FNAP, FAAN

Julia Eleanor Blair Chenault Professor of Nursing

Bio

Julie Barroso joined the School of Nursing faculty in Aug. 2020. Prior to this, she was the Assoc. Dean of the Faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing. Her current research involves the development of a cognitive-behavioral stress management app to ameliorate HIV-related fatigue, and a stigma reduction intervention for women living with HIV. Dr. Barroso is also a qualitative methodologist and developed with Dr. Margarete Sandelowski the technique for qualitative metasynthesis. She has served on national and international boards related to HIV infection, as well as serving on local boards in communities in which she has lived. 

Education

  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin (Dissertation: Long-term survivors of AIDS)
  • MS, University of South Florida (Adult Nurse Practitioner/Minor: Nursing Education)
  • BS, Florida State University

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • HIV-related fatigue    
  • Stigma reduction for women living with HIV
  • Long-term survivors of AIDS
  • COVID-19 long haulers - those with persistent symptoms

Academic Interests

  • All aspects of HIV infection
  • Teaching qualitative research methods and qualitative data analysis
  • Mentoring PhD students

Grants

Current funding

2020-2024, Lesher, Aaron (PI). NIH NICHD K23 HD098328. A novel telemedicine optimized burn intervention (TOBI) for pediatric burn-injured patients and their caregivers. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. $680,928. Barroso, J. (mentor - 0% effort)

2019-2023. Harrison, Sayward E. (PI) NIH NIMH 1 K01 MH118073. Improving the HIV Care Continuum for Youth in the Deep South through Mobile Health Technology. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. $763,030. Barroso, J. (mentor - 0% effort)

2017-2022. Mitchell, Jason, (PI). NIH NIDA R01 DA040541. Understanding the Effects of Substance Use on Male Couple's Risk for HIV. University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI. $2,367,000. Barroso, J.(Co-I, 10% effort).

Representative Publications

Journals

Barroso, J., Madisetti, M., & Mueller, M. (2019). A feasibility study to develop and test a cognitive behavioral stress management mobile health application for HIV-related fatigue. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.09.009 

Herber, O. R., & Barroso, J. (2019). Lessons learned from applying Sandelowski and Barroso's approach for synthesizing qualitative research. Qualitative Research, doi: 10.1177/1468794119862440 

Herber, O. R., Kastaun, S., Wilm, S. & Barroso, J. (2018). From qualitative meta-summary to qualitative meta-synthesis: Introducing a new situation-specific theory of barriers and facilitators for self-care in patients with heart failure. Qualitative Health Research, doi:10.1177/1049732318800290 

Caiola, C., Barroso, J., & Docherty, S. L. (2018). Black mothers living with HIV picture the social determinants of health. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 29, 204-219. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2017.09.011 

Flores, D., Docherty, S. L., Relf, M. V., McKinney, R. E., & Barroso, J. (2018). "It's almost like gay sex doesn't exist": Parent-child sex communication according to gay, bisexual, and queer male adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research, doi:10.1177/0743558418757464 

Flores, D., McKinney, R. Jr., Arscott, J., & Barroso, J. (2017). Obtaining waivers of parental consent: A strategy endorsed by gay, bisexual, and queer adolescent males for health prevention research. Nursing Outlook, doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.09.001 

Herber, O. R., Bucker, B., Metzendorf, M. I., & Barroso, J. (2017). A qualitative meta-summary using Sandelowski and Barroso's method for integrating qualitative research to explore barriers and facilitators to self-care in heart failure patients. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, doi: 10.1177/1474515117711007 

Barroso, J., Leblanc, N. M., & Flores, D. (2017). It's not just the pills: A qualitative meta-synthesis of HIV antiretroviral adherence research. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2017.02.007 

Leblanc, N. M., Flores, D. D., & Barroso, J. (2016). Facilitators and barriers to HIV screening: A qualitative metasynthesis. Qualitative Health Research, 26, 294-306.      

Flores, D., Leblanc, N., & Barroso, J. (2016). Enrolling and retaining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients in their care: A metasynthesis of qualitative studies. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 62, 126-136.

Representative Presentations

Barroso, J. A feasibility study to develop and test a cognitive behavioral stress management mobile health application for HIV-related fatigue (paper). 32nd Annual Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Conference. Portland, OR, Nov. 2019. 

Flores, D.D., Bond, K., Meanley, S., Agenor, M., Relf, M., & Barroso, J. Topic and timing considerations for targeted parent-child sex communication and HIV/STI risk reduction: Recommendations from sexual minority adolescent males (poster). AIDS Impact 2019 Conference. London, U.K., July 2019. 

Flores, D.D., Docherty, S., McKinney, R., & Barroso, J. "It's almost like gay sex doesn't exist:" The nature of sex communication according to sexual minority adolescent males (poster). IX International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science. Paris, France, July 2017.    

Flores, D.D., Docherty, S., McKinney, R., & Barroso, J. Sex communication at home: Parents and health providers as conduits of sexuality-inclusive HIV information for gay, bisexual, and queer adolescent males (poster). IX International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science. Paris, France, July 2017.

Clinical Practice

  • Saw patients for approximately 15 years as an Adult Nurse Practitioner as part of my academic career

Mentor

2020 - Alspaugh, Amy -  MUSC PhD - Reproductive choices of perimenopausal women - Chair

2019 - Haire, Marcelaine - MUSC PhD - Fibromyalgia pain relief using biofeedback with veterans - Chair

2018 - Armstrong, Stephanie - MUSC PhD - Hospital preparedness to deal with victims of trafficking - Chair  

2017 - Flores, Dalmacio - Duke PhD - Experiences of gay, bisexual and queer adolescent males with parent-child sexuality communication - Chair; Individual NRSA Sponsor (F31NR11483014); Graduate School Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring - PhD students

2016 - McCloud, Mary Beth - MUSC PhD - Obesity in pregnancy - Chair

2015 - Caiola, Courtney - Duke PhD - Social determinants of health for African American HIV-infected mothers - Chair, then member after leaving Duke; Individual NRSA Sponsor (F31NR014628)

Professional Organizations

  • 2019-2020 - Planning Committee, American Conference for the Treatment of HIV
  • 2017-2020 - Director At Large, Board of Directors, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • 2017-2018 - Planning Committee, American Conference for the Treatment of HIV
  • 2016-2017 - Member, The Well Project Women's Research Initiative Think Tank
  • 2014-2015 - Treasurer, International Association of Providers in AIDS Care (IAPAC)

Honors/Awards

  • 2020 - Julia Eleanor Blair Chenault Endowed Chair of Nursing
  • 2017 - Palmetto Gold Award, State of South Carolina
  • 2013 - Outstanding PhD Faculty Member, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2008 - Researcher Recognition Award, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • 2007 - Named a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
  • 2006 - Named a Distinguished Professor, National Academies of Practice in Nursing
  • 2005 - President's Award, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care