- Chronic Disease
- Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
- Global Health
- Health Services Research
- Health Status Disparities
- Minority Health
- Social Determinants of Health
- Socioeconomic Factors
MCW Program / Core Facilities
- Center for Advancing Population Science
Dr. Walker is a health services researcher trained in research methodology and health disparities. Her research focuses on reducing and eliminating health disparities by addressing social determinants of health, with particular emphasis on psychosocial, behavioral, and community factors influencing low income populations. Dr. Walker is particularly interested in incorporating social determinants of health such as stress and food insecurity into interventions that improve health outcomes for low income individuals with diabetes. In addition, she is interested in global health effort, particularly in the areas of indigenous health, building health care capacity in low resource environments, and incorporating social determinants of health into health care efforts to improve outcomes for non-communicable diseases.
Dr. Walker has expertise in analytical techniques focused on understanding mechanisms and pathways, including confirmatory factor analysis, path analysis, and structured equation modeling. She also has training in health behavior, health services theory, health economics, and implementation science. Her ongoing work is funded through the American Diabetes Association and the NIH National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) focused on addressing food insecurity in African Americans with diabetes.
(Walker RJ, Campbell JA, Dawson AZ, Egede LE.) Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2019 Oct;54(10):1199-1207.
(Walker RJ, Jackson JL.) J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Sep;34(9):1673-1674.
(Walker RJ, Egede LE.) J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Aug 13.
(Neitzel AL, Smalls BL, Walker RJ, Dawson AZ, Campbell JA, Egede LE.) Nutr J. 2019 Aug 01;18(1):44.
(Campbell JA, Walker RJ, Dawson AZ, Egede LE.) J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2019 Aug;6(4):743-751.
(Mendez CE, Walker RJ, Eiler CR, Mishriky BM, Egede LE.) Postgrad Med. 2019 Jul 23:1-7.
(Crotty BH, Winn AN, Asan O, Nagavally S, Walker RJ, Egede LE.) J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jul 16.
(Hanna DR, Walker RJ, Smalls BL, Campbell JA, Dawson AZ, Egede LE.) BMC Public Health. 2019 Jun 28;19(1):843.
(Lyons A, Walker RJ, Prigmore HL, Muntz M.) J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jun 13.
(Campbell JA, Mosley-Johnson E, Garacci E, Walker RJ, Egede LE.) J Affect Disord. 2019 Apr 15;249:20-25.
(Walker RJ, Chawla A, Garacci E, Williams JS, Mendez C, Ozieh MN, Egede LE.) Ann Epidemiol. 2019 Apr;32:43-48.
(Dawson AZ, Walker RJ, Gregory C, Egede LE.) International Journal of Cardiology: Hypertension. August 2019;2.