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West Lafayette, IN 47906

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Julian Gallegos

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Interim Assistant Head for Graduate Programs
Director DNP Program, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for Family Medicine - IU School of Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Diabetes
  • Men's Health
  • Urology
  • Role of the Nurse Practitioner
  • Androgen Replacement Therapy

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

School of Nursing Research Area(s)

  • Family, Maternal and Child Health
  • Health Promotion and Population Health
  • Healthcare Systems and Organizations
  • Nursing Education


Dr. Gallegos is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) who has served in different nursing capacities over the past 19 years. He has clinical experience in medical-surgical nursing, labor and delivery, stroke care, diabetes management, nursing leadership/management, family practice, general urology, and men’s health. He is a fellow of the Academy of Urologic Nurses and Associates.

Dr. Gallegos has a BS in Nursing with a minor in psychology from Purdue University – West Lafayette, MS in Nursing from Indiana State University with Family Nurse Practitioner concentration, Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Arizona with a substantive area in Understanding the Mechanisms for the Prevention and Treatment of Biological Injury and an MBA with a focus in Physicians and Healthcare Executives from Touro University Worldwide.

Dr. Gallegos served eight years active duty as a United States Air Force (USAF) Nurse and Officer. He served in several stateside and overseas assignments with one deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received an honorable discharge from the USAF in 2010, having earned several service ribbons and medals.


  • PhD
  • MBA
  • RN
  • FNP-BC
  • CNL

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Cornell University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate, 2019

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Fellow of the Academy of Urological Nurses and Associates - 2021
  • Luther Christman Fellow, American Association for Men in Nursing - 2022
  • Mary Opal Wolanin Award for Best Dissertation - Vulnerable Populations - 2018
  • Graduate LaNelle Geddes Pinnacle of Excellence Award, Purdue School of Nursing - 2022
  • Sigma Theta Tau International - Delta Omicron Excellence in Leadership Award - 2022

Professional Affiliations

  • DNPs of Color, Advisory Board
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses, DEI Committee Co-chair
  • Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, Urologic Nursing Editorial Board
  • American Association for Men in Nursing, Fellow and Research Task Force Member