Julia Yasek, MS, FNP-BC, DNP

Academic Appointments

  • Nurse Practitioner

Current Administrative Positions

  • Neuromuscular Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Practitioner, The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center
Julia Yasek, MS, FNP-BC, DNP

Julia Yasek, MS, FNP-BC, DNP is a Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine. Prior to pursuing nursing, Dr. Yasek conducted laboratory and clinical research in the Department of Neurology at University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, with a focus on neuromuscular disorders, genetics, and imaging. She subsequently graduated from the UMass Medical School Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, and practiced for several years in both an inpatient acute care setting and a primary care practice, with a focus on underserved populations. Dr. Yasek also has interests and training in palliative care, healthcare policy, and quality improvement, and brings these many skills to her role, as part of the multidisciplinary care team in the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center.

Board Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology

Education and Training

  • MS, 2018 Nursing, University of Mass. Medical School
  • DNP, 2019 Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Massachussetts Medical School
  • Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School

This provider does not accept new patients


  • Alshikho, M. J., N. R. Zurcher, M. L. Loggia, P. Cernasov, D. B. Chonde, D. Izquierdo Garcia, J. E. Yasek, et al. (2016.) "Glial Activation Colocalizes with Structural Abnormalities in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis." Neurology.
  • Zurcher, Nicole R., Marco L. Loggia, Robert Lawson, Daniel B. Chonde, David Izquierdo-Garcia, Julia E. Yasek, Oluwaseun Akeju, et al. (2015.) "Increased in Vivo Glial Activation in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Assessed with [11C]-PBR28." NeuroImage: Clinical 7: 409-414.

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov