University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Dr. Walker's program of research is focused on improving health and quality of life outcomes for adolescent cancer survivors and their parents. She is using mixed methods to explore critical transitions for adolescent cancer survivors and their parents and core health and quality of life variables. This data will be used to design and evaluate effective interventions to improve short- and long-term health and quality of life outcomes in this vulnerable population. Her dissertation research focused on sleep, symptoms, and quality of life in adolescents receiving chemotherapy.
Dr. Walker currently teaches primarily in the undergraduate program. She is a clinical instructor on the surgical units at Seattle Childrens Hospital. Her areas of expertise include adolescent development, sleep in adolescents, pediatric acute and critical care, and palliative and end-of life care.