Julie Womack, PhD, CNM, FNP-BC, FAAN, FACNM

Julie Womack

Associate Professor of Nursing

Yale School of Nursing - Room 22108

email: julie.womack@yale.edu
phone: 203-737-1488


Julie A. Womack, PhD, CNM, FNP-BC, FAAN, FACNM is an associate professor at the Yale School of Nursing and a Health Sciences Researcher at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT. Her undergraduate degree is from Stanford University where she majored in Comparative Religions. She received a Master’s Degree from Stanford in International Development Education. She has a subsequent Master’s Degree in Nursing (midwifery) from Yale School of Nursing and a post-Master’s from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (family nurse practitioner). She received her PhD in Nursing from Yale University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Informatics at VHA Connecticut, West Haven Campus.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Dr. Womack’s research focuses on HIV and aging with a focus on conditions that disproportionally affect women such as falls, frailty, and functional disability. She is particularly interested in the use of informatics tools to facilitate research on these and other patient-centered outcomes.

Clinical​ Practice

Dr. Womack maintains a clinical practice at the Nathan Smith Clinic where she provides primary and specialty HIV care to patients living with HIV.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Womack, J.A.,Murphy, T.E., Rentsch, C.T., Tate, J.P., Bathulapalli, H., Smith, A.C., Bates, J., Jarad, S., Gibert, C.L., Rodriguez-Barradas, M.C., Tien, P.C., Yin, M.T., Gill, T.M., Friedlaender, G., Brandt, C.A., Justice, A.C. (2019). Polypharmacy, hazardous alcohol and illicit substance use and serious falls among PLWH and uninfected comparators. (2019). JAIDS, In press. 

Womack, J.A.,Novick, G., Fried, T. The beginning of the end: a qualitative study of falls among HIV+ individuals. (2018). PLoS One, 13(11):e0207006.

Carnevale, C., Zucker, J., Womack, J.A., Dixon, J., Cohall, A. Sobieszczyk, M., Gordon, P. (2018). Adolescent PrEP administration: An education curriculum for providers. Journal of Pediatric HealthCare, 33(3), 288-295.

Justice, A.C., Gordon, K.S., Skanderson, M., Edelman, E.J., Akgun, K.M., Gibert, C.L., Lo Re V.III, Rimland D., Womack, J.A.,Wyatt, C.M., Tate, J.P. (2018) Nonantiretroviral polypharmacy and adverse health outcomes among HIV-infected and uninfected individuals. AIDS,32(6), 739 – 749.

Womack, J.A.,Murphy, T.E., Bathulapalli, H., Akgün, K.M., Gibert, C., Kunisak,i K.M., Rodriguez-Barradas, M., Yaggi, H.K., Justice, A.C., Redeker, N.S. (2017). Trajectories of Sleep Disturbance Severity in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Veterans. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care, 28(3), 431-437.

Womack, J.A.,Murphy, T.E., Bathulapalli, H., Akgun, K.M., Gibert, C., Kunisaki, K.M., Rimland, D., Rodriguez-Barradas, M., Yaggi, H.K., Justice, A.C., Redeker, N.S. (2016). Sleep disturbance among HIV infected and uninfected Veterans. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 74(4), e117 – e120.

Akgün, K.M., Tate, J.P., Oursler, K.K., Crystal, S., Leaf, D.A., Womack, J.A., Brown, T.T., Justice, A.C., Crothers, K. (2016). Association of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with frailty measurements in HIV infected and uninfected Veterans. AIDS (London, England), 30(14), 2185-93.

Yin, M.T., Shiau, S., Rimland, D., Gibert, C.L., Bedimo, R.J., Rodriguez-Barradas, M.C., Harwood, K., Aschheim, J., Justice, A.C., Womack, J.A. (2016). Fracture prediction with modified-FRAX in older HIV-infected and uninfected men. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes,72(5), 513-20. 

Goulet, J.L., Martinello, R.A., Bathulapalli, H., Higgins, D., Driscoll, M.A., Brandt, C.A., & Womack, J.A. (2014). STI diagnosis and HIV testing among OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. Medical Care, 52(12), 1064-7.

Womack, J.A., Chang, C.C.H., So-Armah, K.A., Alcorn, C., Baker, J.V., Brown, S.T., Budoff, M., Butt, A.A., Gibert, C., Goetz, M.B., Gottdiener, J., Gottlieb, S., Justice, A.C., Leaf, D., McGinnis, K., Rimland, D., Rodriguez-Barradas, M.C., Sico, J., Skanderson, M., Tindle, H., Tracy, R.P., Warner, A., Freiberg, M.S. (2014). HIV infection and cardiovascular disease in women.  Journal of the American Heart Association, 3(5), e001035.

Womack, J.A., Brandt, C.A., Justice, A.C. (2014). Primary care of women aging with HIV. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health,60(2), 146-57.

Womack, J.A., Brandt, C.A., Justice, A.C. (2014). Women, aging, and HIV: Clinical issues and management strategies. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(6), 409-416. 

Akgun, K.M., Tate, J.P., Crothers, K., Crystal, S., Leaf, D.A., Womack, J., Brown, T.T., Justice, A.C., Oursler, K.K. (2014). An adapted frailty-related phenotype and the VACS Index as predictors of hospitalization and mortality in HIV-infected and uninfected individuals. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 67(4), 397-404.

Selected Presentations

Womack, J.A. Quality of life among women aging with HIV. Invited talk: Women’s Research Initiative on HIV/AIDS. May 2019. La Jolla, California.

Womack, J.A. Aging among HIV+ women. Invited talk: 14thGraying of HIV Conference. March, 2019. Baltimore, MD.

Womack, J.A. (2012). Women, Aging, and HIV. Invited talk. 2nd International workshop on HIV & Women, from Adolescence through Menopause. January 2012. Bethesda, Maryland.

Womack, J.A., Goulet, J.L., Gibert, C., Brandt, C., Fraenkel, L., Gulanski, B., Mattocks, K., Rimland, D., Rodriguez-Barradas, M., Tate, J., Yin, M., and Justice, A.C. for the VACS Project Team. (2010). HIV Infection and Fragility Fractures among Male Veterans. Oral Presentation at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), February, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Selected Books/Chapters

Scotch, M., Brandt, C.A., Leung, S., Womack, J.A.(2016). Natural language processing for understanding contraceptive use at the VA. Annals of Information Science, 19, 249-259.