Division of Behavioral Sciences
and Community Health
University of Connecticut
Dr. Julie Wagner is a licensed clinical health psychologist. She is Associate Professor in the division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health at the University of Connecticut Health Center where she is a teacher and researcher. She teaches a biopsychosocial approach to diabetes, and has designed innovative curricula to promote cross-cultural communication between patients and healthcare providers. She researches psychosocial factors in diabetes among women and minorities. She investigates the relationship between mood disturbance and vascular complications of diabetes, psychophysiological mechanisms of stress and discrimination, and behavioral interventions to improve diabetes outcomes among minorities. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders; the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities; the American Diabetes Association; and the American Heart Association. Dr. Wagner holds or has held leadership positions in professional societies including the American Diabetes Association, the American Psychological Association (Division 38 Health Psychology), and Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange (BRIDGE).