Julie Wagner, PhD

Professor, Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences (Affiliate)

UConn Health

Research Overview

Dr. Wagner is a 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 racial 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


B.A., Psychology, June 1991, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, Maryland

M.A., Psychology, June 1996, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, August, 2000, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2001, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven CT

Recent/Selected Publications


Contact Information
Phone(203) 589-1031
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Behavioral Sciences &
Community Health
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 3910
Farmington, CT 06030-3910