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Julie P. Dunne

Clinical Assistant Professor


Julie P. Dunne, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the William F. Connell School of Nursing and a Teaching Associate at Harvard Medical School. She is a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and the founder of Drishti Holistic Wellness. Her research and clinical work focuses on mindfulness and mental health, with specializations in eating disorders and clinician wellness.

Dunne received her Ph.D. and master’s degrees from Boston College and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dunne worked as a clinical instructor for Boston College at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, as a nurse practitioner at the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center and as a registered nurse at Walden Behavioral Care.

Selected Publications

  • Dunne, J., Flores, M., Gawande, R., & Schuman-Olivier, Z. (2021). Losing trust in body sensations: Interoceptive awareness and depression symptom severity among primary care patients. Journal of Affective Disorders, 282, 1210-1219.
  • Schuman-Olivier, Z., Trombka, M., Lovas, D. A., Brewer, J. A., Vago, D. R., Gawande, R., Dunne, J., P., Lazar, S. W, Loucks, E., B & Fulwiler, C. (2020). Mindfulness and Behavior Change. Harvard review of psychiatry, 28(6), 371-394.
  • Dunne, J. P., Shindul-Rothschild, J., White, L., Lee, C. S., & Wolfe, B. E. (2019). Mindfulness in persons with anorexia nervosa and the relationships between eating disorder symptomology, anxiety and pain. Eating Disorders, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/10640266.2019.1688009
  • Dunne, J. P. (2018). Mindfulness in anorexia nervosa: An integrated review of the literature. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 24(2), 109-117.
  • Kelly-Weeder, S., Kells, M., Jennings, K., Dunne, J. & Wolfe, B. (2018) Procedures and protocols for weight assessment during acute illness in individuals with anorexia nervosa: A national survey. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 24(3), 241-246.
  • Wolfe, B. E., Dunne, J. P., & Kells, M. R. (2016). Nursing care considerations for the hospitalized patient with an eating disorder. Nursing Clinics of North America, 51(2), 213-235. 

Clinical Practice

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Cambridge Health Alliance, Department of Outpatient Psychiatry