UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Novak, Julie Cowan

School of Nursing
Family and Community Health Systems
(210) 567-5927

Julie Novak, DNSc, RN, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN serves as the Executive Director of the UTHSCSA Student Health Center, the Employee Health and Wellness Clinic, the UT Nursing Clinical Enterprise and Campus Wellness Activities. Dr. Novak is also the Vice Dean for Practice and Engagement at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Nursing. Dr. Novak holds the Thelma and Joseph Crow Endowed Professorship. She was formerly professor and head of the Purdue University School of Nursing where she developed and directed the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program (among the first 10 DNP programs in the US). Dr. Novak also directed the Purdue School of Nursing Clinics and the Service Learning Innovation and Scholarship initiative in the Purdue Center for Instructional Excellence. She has also held leadership positions at the University of Virginia Schools of Nursing and Medicine, the University of California San Diego Department of Community and Family Medicine and the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing Division of Intercampus Graduate Studies.

Dr. Novak earned her BSN, MA, and PNP at the University of Iowa College of Nursing and her Doctor of Nursing Science (DNSc) at the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing. She completed pre-doctoral work at the University of Washington with Dr. Fran Lewis and postdoctoral work in the Touchpoints training program at Harvard with Dr. T. Berry Braselton and Dr. Ann Stadtler. Dr. Novak is a Fellow in the Purdue Teaching Academy, the Purdue Service Learning Academy, the Consortium for Institutional Cooperation (CIC)/Big Ten Universities, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Novak has developed, taught, and achieved funding for Advanced Practice Nursing, DNP programs, and global community/public health initiatives in international settings. The author of more than 70 publications including journals, book chapters, and a textbook, Dr. Novak has given more than 300 state, national, and international presentations and has been awarded more than $25 million in grants to support her research in child and family health promotion, integrating patient safety into curriculum, tobacco control, nurse-managed clinics, health disparities, vulnerable populations, mental health promotion, global healthcare, service learning, and nursing education including the Nurse Practitioner and the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Dr. Novak received the UTHSCSA 2015 Presidents Clinical Excellence Award and was inducted into the UTHSCSA Academy of Master Teachers in October 2015.

3/2012 - Present Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Practice and Engagement, Joseph and Thelma Crow Endowed Professor, Executive Director UT Nursing Clinical Enterprise, Student Health Center, Employee Health and Wellness Clinic, Faculty Practice Plan, AVANCE Community Partnership Clinics, H The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
1/2012 - Present Director, Campus Wellness Activities The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
4/2010 - Present Professor (Cross-appointment) The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX