Deborah K. Walker, EdD
Adjunct Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

MEd, Harvard University
EdD, Harvard University
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Deborah Klein Walker, EdD, a behavioral sciences researcher, public health leader, and advocate for public health and social justice, has more than 40 years of experience conducting research and evaluation in community settings, and developing and implementing programs. policies and system changes at the local and state levels, She was Vice President and Senior Fellow at Abt Associates for 13 years after spending 16 years at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she was the Maternal and Child Health Title V Director, Acting Director for Substance Abuse Services, and Associate Commissioner for Programs and Prevention. Prior to state service, she was a faculty member for over a decade at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is currently .

She currently is an Adjunct Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. She is also the Past President of the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice (formerly, the American Orthopsychiatric Association); a Board Member of Family Voices, the Institute for Community Health and the Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation and on the Editorial Board of the Maternal and Child Health Journal. She is a former president of the American Public Health Association and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; a founder of New England SERVE and the Research Consortium on Children with Chronic Conditions; a former Board Member of the Massachusetts Public Health Association and Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies; a former Trustee of the Cambridge Health Alliance and chair of its Cambridge Health Department subcommittee. She is currently on the Governing Council (representing the American Public Health Association) of the World Federation of Public Health Associations.

Dr. Walker is the author of over 100 peer reviewed articles, 3 books and numerous commentaries. She has been honored by organizations representing maternal and child health, disabilities and at-risk populations.
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  1. Ghandour RM, Flaherty K, Hirai A, Lee V, Walker DK, Lu MC. Applying Collaborative Learning and Quality Improvement to Public Health: Lessons from the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Jun; 21(6):1318-1326. PMID: 28101758.
     
  2. Walker DK, Kilmer RP, Armstrong MI. Continuing our organizational mission: A new name for a new time. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2017; 87(1):1-2. PMID: 28080122.
     
  3. Ghandour RM, Flaherty K, Hirai A, Lee V, Walker DK, Lu MC. Applying Collaborative Learning and Quality Improvement to Public Health: Lessons from the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2017; 21(6). View Publication
     
  4. Walker DK, Kilmer RP, Armstrong MI. Continuing Our Organizational Mission: A New Name for a New Time. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 2017; 87(1):1-2. View Publication
     
  5. Black CL, Yue X, Ball SW, Donahue SM, Izrael D, de Perio MA, Laney AS, Williams WW, Lindley MC, Graitcer SB, Lu PJ, DiSogra C, Devlin R, Walker DK, Greby SM. Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health Care Personnel - United States, 2015-16 Influenza Season. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Sep 30; 65(38):1026-31. PMID: 27684642.
     
  6. Black CL, Yue X, Ball SW, Donahue SM, Izrael D, Perio M, Laney AS, Williams WW, Lindley MC, Graitcer SB, Lu P, DiSogra C, Devlin R, Walker DK, Greby SM. Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health Care Personnel — United States, 2015–16 Influenza Season. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 2016; 65(38):1026-1031. View Publication
     
  7. Black CL, Yue X, Ball SW, Donahue SM, Izrael D, de Perio MA, Laney AS, Williams WW, Lindley MC, Graitcer SB, Lu PJ, Bridges CB, DiSogra C, Sokolowski J, Walker DK, Greby SM. Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health Care Personnel--United States, 2014-15 Influenza Season. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015 Sep 18; 64(36):993-9. PMID: 26389743.
     
  8. Ding H, Black CL, Ball S, Donahue S, Fink RV, Williams WW, Kennedy ED, Bridges CB, Lu PJ, Kahn KE, Dean AK, Grohskopf LA, Ahluwalia IB, Devlin R, DiSogra C, Walker DK, Greby SM. Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women--United States, 2014-15 Influenza Season. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015 Sep 18; 64(36):1000-5. PMID: 26390253.
     
  9. Drayton VL, Walker DK, Ball SW, Donahue SM, Fink RV. Selected findings from the cross-site evaluation of the Federal Healthy Start Program. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Jun; 19(6):1292-305. PMID: 25427875.
     
  10. Olsho LE, Payne GH, Walker DK, Baronberg S, Jernigan J, Abrami A. Impacts of a farmers' market incentive programme on fruit and vegetable access, purchase and consumption. Public Health Nutr. 2015 Oct; 18(15):2712-21. PMID: 25919225.
     
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