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Heather J. Walter, MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPsychiatry
DivisionChild & Adolescent Psychiatry
Address771 Albany St
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-7504
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-1594-6638
Other Positions
TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics
DivisionDevelopment & Behavioral Pediatrics

TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentPsychiatry

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Expertise in clinical practice guidelines for child and adolescent psychiatry.
Expertise in behavioral health integration in pediatric and school settings.
Expertise in health promotion and preventive interventions in schools.

Dr. Walter previously was Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to her current appointments at Boston University School of Medicine, she is Senior Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Walter is Chair of the Committee on Quality Issues for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which develops national clinical guidelines for the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry. She is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

 Publications
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  1. Zeanah CH, Chesher T, Boris NW. Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Reactive Attachment Disorder and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 Nov; 55(11):990-1003. PMID: 27806867.
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  2. Soria-Saucedo R, Walter HJ, Cabral H, England MJ, Kazis LE. Receipt of Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy Among Children and Adolescents With New Diagnoses of Depression. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Mar; 67(3):316-23. PMID: 26725295.
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  3. Lee T, Fouras G, Brown R. Practice parameter for the assessment and management of youth involved with the child welfare system. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Jun; 54(6):502-17. PMID: 26004666.
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  4. Lock J, La Via MC. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 May; 54(5):412-25. PMID: 25901778.
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  5. Silverstein M, Hironaka LK, Walter HJ, Feinberg E, Sandler J, Pellicer M, Chen N, Cabral H. Collaborative care for children with ADHD symptoms: a randomized comparative effectiveness trial. Pediatrics. 2015 Apr; 135(4):e858-67. PMID: 25802346.
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  6. Volkmar F, Siegel M, Woodbury-Smith M, King B, McCracken J, State M. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Feb; 53(2):237-57. PMID: 24472258.
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  7. Murphy TK, Lewin AB, Storch EA, Stock S. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with tic disorders. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Dec; 52(12):1341-59. PMID: 24290467.
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  8. Pfefferbaum B, Shaw JA. Practice parameter on disaster preparedness. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Nov; 52(11):1224-38. PMID: 24157398.
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  9. Pumariega AJ, Rothe E, Mian A, Carlisle L, Toppelberg C, Harris T, Gogineni RR, Webb S, Smith J. Practice parameter for cultural competence in child and adolescent psychiatric practice. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Oct; 52(10):1101-15. PMID: 24074479.
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  10. McClellan J, Stock S. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with schizophrenia. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Sep; 52(9):976-90. PMID: 23972700.
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  11. Adelson SL. Practice parameter on gay, lesbian, or bisexual sexual orientation, gender nonconformity, and gender discordance in children and adolescents. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012 Sep; 51(9):957-74. PMID: 22917211.
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  12. Kernberg PF, Ritvo R, Keable H. Practice Parameter for psychodynamic psychotherapy with children. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012 May; 51(5):541-57. PMID: 22525961.
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  13. Kraus LJ, Thomas CR, Bukstein OG, Walter HJ, Benson RS, Chrisman A, Farchione TR, Hamilton J, Keable H, Kinlan J, Schoettle U, Siegel M, Stock S, Ptakowski KK, Medicus J. Practice parameter for child and adolescent forensic evaluations. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011 Dec; 50(12):1299-312. PMID: 22115153.
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  14. Walter HJ, Gouze K, Cicchetti C, Arend R, Mehta T, Schmidt J, Skvarla M. A pilot demonstration of comprehensive mental health services in inner-city public schools. J Sch Health. 2011 Apr; 81(4):185-93. PMID: 21392010.
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  15. Cohen JA, Bukstein O, Walter H, Benson SR, Chrisman A, Farchione TR, Hamilton J, Keable H, Kinlan J, Schoettle U, Siegel M, Stock S, Medicus J. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010 Apr; 49(4):414-30. PMID: 20410735.
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  16. Practice parameter on the use of psychotropic medication in children and adolescents. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2009 Sep; 48(9):961-73. PMID: 19692857.
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  17. DeMaso DR, Martini DR, Cahen LA, Bukstein O, Walter HJ, Benson S, Chrisman A, Farchione T, Hamilton J, Keable H, Kinlan J, Schoettle U, Siegel M, Stock S, Ptakowski KK, Medicus J. Practice parameter for the psychiatric assessment and management of physically ill children and adolescents. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2009 Feb; 48(2):213-33. PMID: 20040826.
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  18. Myers K, Cain S. Practice parameter for telepsychiatry with children and adolescents. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008 Dec; 47(12):1468-83. PMID: 19034191.
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  19. Birmaher B, Brent D. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with depressive disorders. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Nov; 46(11):1503-26. PMID: 18049300.
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  20. Josephson AM. Practice parameter for the assessment of the family. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Jul; 46(7):922-37. PMID: 17581454.
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  21. Pliszka S. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Jul; 46(7):894-921. PMID: 17581453.
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  22. Winters NC, Pumariga A. Practice parameter on child and adolescent mental health care in community systems of care. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Feb; 46(2):284-99. PMID: 17242631.
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  23. Connolly SD, Bernstein GA. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Feb; 46(2):267-83. PMID: 17242630.
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  24. Steiner H, Remsing L. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with oppositional defiant disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Jan; 46(1):126-41. PMID: 17195736.
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  25. McClellan J, Kowatch R, Findling RL. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Jan; 46(1):107-25. PMID: 17195735.
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  26. Walter HJ, Gouze K, Lim KG. Teachers' beliefs about mental health needs in inner city elementary schools. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2006 Jan; 45(1):61-8. PMID: 16327582.
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  27. Walter HJ, Berkovitz IH. Practice parameter for psychiatric consultation to schools. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2005 Oct; 44(10):1068-83. PMID: 16175112.
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  28. Walter HJ. School-based prevention of problem behaviors. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2001 Jan; 10(1):117-27, ix. PMID: 11214408.
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  29. Vaughan RD, McCarthy JF, Walter HJ, Resnicow K, Waterman PD, Armstrong B, Tiezzi L. The development, reliability, and validity of a risk factor screening survey for urban minority junior high school students. J Adolesc Health. 1996 Sep; 19(3):171-8. PMID: 8880399.
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  30. Walter HJ, Vaughan RD, Armstrong B, Krakoff RY, Tiezzi L, McCarthy JF. Characteristics of users and nonusers of health clinics in inner-city junior high schools. J Adolesc Health. 1996 May; 18(5):344-8. PMID: 9156547.
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  31. Vaughan RD, McCarthy JF, Armstrong B, Walter HJ, Waterman PD, Tiezzi L. Carrying and using weapons: A survey of minority junior high school students in New York City. Am J Public Health. 1996 Apr; 86(4):568-72. PMID: 8604793.
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  32. Walter HJ, Vaughan RD, Armstrong B, Krakoff RY, Tiezzi L, McCarthy JF. School-based health care for urban minority junior high school students. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995 Nov; 149(11):1221-5. PMID: 7581753.
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  33. Walter HJ, Vaughan RD, Armstrong B, Krakoff RY, Maldonado LM, Tiezzi L, McCarthy JF. Sexual, assaultive, and suicidal behaviors among urban minority junior high school students. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1995 Jan; 34(1):73-80. PMID: 7860462.
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  34. Walter HJ, Vaughan RD, Ragin DF, Cohall AT, Kasen S. Prevalence and correlates of AIDS-related behavioral intentions among urban minority high school students. AIDS Educ Prev. 1994 Aug; 6(4):339-50. PMID: 7986654.
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  35. Walter HJ, Vaughan RD, Ragin DF, Cohall AT, Kasen S, Fullilove RE. Prevalence and correlates of AIDS-risk behaviors among urban minority high school students. Prev Med. 1993 Nov; 22(6):813-24. PMID: 8115340.
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  36. Walter HJ, Vaughan RD, Cohall AT. Comparison of three theoretical models of substance use among urban minority high school students. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1993 Sep; 32(5):975-81. PMID: 8407773.
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  37. Walter HJ, Vaughan RD. AIDS risk reduction among a multiethnic sample of urban high school students. JAMA. 1993 Aug 11; 270(6):725-30. PMID: 8336374.
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  38. Walter HJ, Vaughan RD, Gladis MM, Ragin DF, Kasen S, Cohall AT. Factors associated with AIDS-related behavioral intentions among high school students in an AIDS epicenter. Health Educ Q. 1993; 20(3):409-20. PMID: 8307763.
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  39. Walter HJ, Vaughan RD, Gladis MM, Ragin DF, Kasen S, Cohall AT. Factors associated with AIDS risk behaviors among high school students in an AIDS epicenter. Am J Public Health. 1992 Apr; 82(4):528-32. PMID: 1546769.
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  40. Gladis MM, Michela JL, Walter HJ, Vaughan RD. High school students' perceptions of AIDS risk: realistic appraisal or motivated denial? Health Psychol. 1992; 11(5):307-16. PMID: 1425548.
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  41. Kasen S, Vaughan RD, Walter HJ. Self-efficacy for AIDS preventive behaviors among tenth grade students. Health Educ Q. 1992; 19(2):187-202. PMID: 1618627.
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  42. Walter HJ, Vaughan RD, Cohall AT. Psychosocial influences on acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-risk behaviors among high school students. Pediatrics. 1991 Oct; 88(4):846-52. PMID: 1896297.
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  43. Walter HJ, Vaughan RD, Cohall AT. Risk factors for substance use among high school students: implications for prevention. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1991 Jul; 30(4):556-62. PMID: 1890088.
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  44. Vaughan RD, Walter HJ, Gladis MM. Steroid use among adolescents: another look. AIDS. 1991 Jan; 5(1):112-3. PMID: 2059352.
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  45. Hofman A, Walter HJ. The association between physical fitness and cardiovascular disease risk factors in children in a five-year follow-up study. Int J Epidemiol. 1989 Dec; 18(4):830-5. PMID: 2621018.
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  46. Walter HJ, Vaughan RD, Wynder EL. Primary prevention of cancer among children: changes in cigarette smoking and diet after six years of intervention. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1989 Jul 5; 81(13):995-9. PMID: 2733048.
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  47. Bush PJ, Zuckerman AE, Theiss PK, Taggart VS, Horowitz C, Sheridan MJ, Walter HJ. Cardiovascular risk factor prevention in black schoolchildren: two-year results of the "Know Your Body" program. Am J Epidemiol. 1989 Mar; 129(3):466-82. PMID: 2916540.
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  48. Walter HJ. Primary prevention of chronic disease among children: the school-based "Know Your Body" intervention trials. Health Educ Q. 1989; 16(2):201-14. PMID: 2732063.
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  49. Zuckerman AE, Olevsky-Peleg E, Bush PJ, Horowitz C, Davidson FR, Brown DG, Walter HJ. Cardiovascular risk factors among black schoolchildren: comparisons among four Know Your Body studies. Prev Med. 1989 Jan; 18(1):113-32. PMID: 2710756.
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  50. Walter HJ, Wynder EL. The development, implementation, evaluation, and future directions of a chronic disease prevention program for children: the "Know Your Body" studies. Prev Med. 1989 Jan; 18(1):59-71. PMID: 2710763.
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  51. Walter HJ, Hofman A, Vaughan RD, Wynder EL. Modification of risk factors for coronary heart disease. Five-year results of a school-based intervention trial. N Engl J Med. 1988 Apr 28; 318(17):1093-100. PMID: 3281016.
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  52. Walter HJ, Hofman A. Socioeconomic status, ethnic origin, and risk factors for coronary heart disease in children. Am Heart J. 1987 Mar; 113(3):812-8. PMID: 3825870.
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  53. Hofman A, Walter HJ, Connelly PA, Vaughan RD. Blood pressure and physical fitness in children. Hypertension. 1987 Feb; 9(2):188-91. PMID: 3818015.
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  54. Walter HJ, Hofman A, Connelly PA, Barrett LT, Kost KL. Coronary heart disease prevention in childhood: one-year results of a randomized intervention study. Am J Prev Med. 1986 Jul-Aug; 2(4):239-45. PMID: 3453186.
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  55. Walter HJ, Hofman A, Connelly PA, Barrett LT, Kost KL. Primary prevention of chronic disease in childhood: changes in risk factors after one year of intervention. Am J Epidemiol. 1985 Nov; 122(5):772-81. PMID: 4050769.
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  56. Walter HJ, Connelly PA. Screening for risk factors as a component of a chronic disease prevention program for youth. J Sch Health. 1985 May; 55(5):183-8. PMID: 3847674.
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