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Faculty - Julie Vignato

Julie Vignato
Assistant Professor
467 CNB

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Iowa
PhD in Nursing Research, University of San Diego
MSN in Nursing Education, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
BSN, University of Rochester

Research Focus/Clinical Interests: 
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Perinatal biomarkers and biological mechanisms
  • Reproductive pain
  • Preeclampsia

Julie A. Vignato, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Nursing. She received her doctorate in nursing with a focus on nursing research and perinatal mental health from the University of San Diego. Dr. Vignato obtained postdoctoral training as an NIH funded T32 Pain and Associated Symptoms fellow at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Vignato’s research interests include perinatal depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, reproductive pain, preeclampsia, and the perinatal biomarkers/biological mechanisms that link these conditions. She has been the principal investigator of studies that have examined the relationships between perinatal mental health and pain during pregnancy through innovative methods in online recruitment. 

Dr. Vignato is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Midwest Nursing Research Society, Association of Women’s Health Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses, and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science.