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Julia Paul, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CWS, NP

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Assistant Professor
3044 Human Health Building 
Phone: (248) 364-8796
[email protected]

Dr. Julia Paul is a Nurse Practitioner and has been practicing in the area of plastic surgery for the last 18 years at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak. She maintains certification in medical-surgical nursing, critical care nursing, and wound care. Her research focus is on itch related to chronic wounds. She has recently submitted an R-21 grant application in response to a program announcement regarding itch from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and subsequently received internal funding to conduct a pilot of the proposed study. In addition, Dr. Paul is a co-founder and continuing co-chair of the Research Focus and Support Group in the School of Nursing, which aims to strengthen and support research initiatives among faculty.


  • PhD in Nursing – Wayne State University
  • MSN – Wayne State University
  • BSN – Valparaiso University

Research Area Interests

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Wound Care
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nursing
  • Itch
  • Chronic Wounds


  • Grants
    • Paul, J. C., Graham, S. F., & Stemmer, P. (November, 2018). Metabolomic and proteomic analysis of wound fluid and serum of persons with venous ulcers with and without wound itch. Faculty Research Fellowship Grant, Oakland University. (Requested $10,000 - Not funded). Primary co-author: 90% contribution.
  • Publications (Refereed)
    • Paul, J. (2018). Scratching the Wounds: A Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice, 30(1), A11. [Guest editorial note]. Author: 100% contribution.
    • Paul, J. (2018). Descriptors of itch related to chronic wounds. Wounds: A Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice, 30(1), 4-9. Author: 100% contribution.
  • Scholarly Presentations (Refereed)
    • Paul, J. (October 4, 2018). Venous Ulcer Itching: Does Itching Imply Healing? Henry Ford Macomb Research Conference, Clinton Township, MI. [Poster}.
    • Paul, J. & Graham, S. (September 13, 2018). Venous Ulcer Itch: Metabolomic Analysis of Wound Debris. 2018 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, D.C. [Poster].
    • Paul, J. & Graham, S. (May 7-11, 2018). Pilot Study of Venous Ulcer Itch: Analysis of Wound Fluid and Serum. Beaumont Health Annual Nurses’ Week Poster Display, Royal Oak, MI. [Poster].

Professional Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Theta Psi Chapter
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • American Board of Wound Management
  • Wound Healing Society
  • International Forum for the Study of Itch

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 364-8733

M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.