Julie Wagner, PhD

Associate Professor, Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences, UConn Health (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Dr. Wagner is Associate Professor in the division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She is a licensed clinical health psychologist whose program of research investigates psychosocial contributors to vascular complications of diabetes in women and minorities. Her studies incorporate health behaviors, the relationship between mood disturbance and vascular disease, and psychophysiological mechanisms of stress in women and minorities with type 2 diabetes.

Other current research includes investigation of the role of perceived discrimination in blood pressure and blood glucose control among African Americans with diabetes. She has received funding from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the Center for Elimination of Health Disparities in Latinos. Dr. Wagner serves on numerous school, state, and national committees. She was the 2007 program chair for Division 38 (Health Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, is the chair of the same division’s Research Council, and is the immediate past president of BRIDGE (Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange) an invitational professional society of behavioral diabetes research


Postdoctoral fellowship, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT, 2000-2001
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 2000 (clinical psychology)
M.A., University of the Pacific, 1996 (psychology)
B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 1991 (psychology)

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Behavioral Sciences & Community Health
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 3910
Farmington, CT 06030-3910