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Elaine Walsh PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Education
Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention

Elaine Walsh is an ANCC Certified Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. She has a Master of Nursing from UCLA and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Washington. Dr. Walsh’s research interests include prevention of suicide and co-occurring behaviors, program evaluation, and translation of research interventions to community settings. She is a member of the King County Suicide Prevention Coalition and an affiliate faculty member of Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention, based at the UW’s School of Social Work . Dr. Walsh has extensive experience working with youth and families in hospital, school, and community settings.


What classes do you teach?

METH 801, NMETH 579

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

Working with, and learning from, our intelligent and motivated students.


Psychosocial and Community Health

Research Areas

  • Symptom Science
  • Lifespan Health
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