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Julie Ellis

Julie Ellis, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC

  • Associate Professor


PhD Nursing, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Current Research

Medication Self-Management in African American Older Women
120 African American low-income women, community-dwelling with chronic disease. Studying the relationship between medical mistrust, caregiver role strain and medication regimen and medication self-management behaviors with self-efficacy and goal congruence as mediators
Julie Ellis, Christine Kovach
Secondary Analysis of Medication Management in African American clients of a Community Nursing Center
Julie Ellis, Murad H Taani
The meaning of medication self-management to African American older women
Qualitative interviews Content Analysis
Julie Ellis

Intellectual Contributions

Zaharova, S., Litwack, K., Gopalakrishnan, S., Ellis, J., & Saltzberg, M. T. (2022). Self-management in heart failure: The importance of self-regulation but not complexity of condition. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 44(4375-382), 193945921997428. doi:10.1177/0193945921997428

Hafez, S., Snethen, J., Ellis, J., Taani, M. H., Ngui, E., & Baothman, A. A. (2021). Mothers caring for a child at end of life: A systematic review. Journal of Nursing Practice, 5(1), 36-54. doi:

Rababa, M. C., & Ellis, J. L. (2021). Nurses' autonomy and perceived barriers to pain management in nursing home residents. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 47(8), 45-52. doi:10.3928/00989134-20210624-03

Taani, M. H., Ellis, J. L., Zabler, B., Kelber, S. T., & Tsai, P. Y. (2021). Medication interventions for African-American adults: Practice-based evidence from two nurse-led clinics. Public Health Nursing, 38(1), 77-84. doi:10.1111/phn.12835

Kwak, J., and Ellis, Julie L. “Factors related to advance care planning among older African American women: Age, medication, and acute care visits.” Palliative & Supportive Care, 18(4), 413-418. doi:10.1017/S1478951519001007

Ellis, J. L., Kovach, Christine R., Fendrich, Michael, Olutokun, O., Baldwin, V., Ke, W., and Nichols, B. “Factors related to medication self-management in African American older women.” Research in Gerontological Nursing 12.2 (2019): 71-79.

Kovach, Christine R., Ellis, Julie L., and Schiffman, Rachel F. Is assisted self-management a viable concept for individuals with cognitive impairment?. 11.3 Research in Gerontological Nursing, 2018: 116-117.

Ellis, Julie L., and Morzinski, J. A. “Reaching and supporting at-risk community-based seniors: Results of a multi-church partnership.” Journal of Community Health 43.5 (2018): 920-928.

Kovach, Christine R., Ellis, Julie, and Evans, Crystal-Rae. “Patterns of new physical problems emerging in long-term care residents with dementia.” Journal of Gerontological Nursing 43.8 (2017): 25-32.