AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES, joined DUSON’s faculty on August 1, 2017. She is a member of the Clinical Health Systems and Analytics Division.
Dr. Walton earned a BS in Community Health Education and a concentration in Spanish at the University of Maryland at College Park, a Master’s Degree in Health Behavior and Health Education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, an accelerated BSN at UNC-Chapel Hill, and a post-masters certificate in Nursing Education and a PhD in Nursing with an oncology cohort from the University of Utah. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist and Oncology Certified Nurse.
Dr. Waltons's program of research examines minimizing occupational exposures to carcinogens. Her dissertation work combined her educational preparation and over ten years of clinical experience caring for patients with acute leukemia to examine the pesticide protective behaviors of Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers. This work was supported by a T32 Fellowship in Cancer, Aging and End of Life from the National Institutes of Nursing Research, An American Cancer Society Doctoral Scholarship in Oncology Nursing and a Jonas Nurse Leader Scholarship.
Dr. Walton completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Nursing. She received support from a T32 Fellowship in Interventions to Prevent and Manage Chronic Illness from the National Institutes of Nursing Research and pilot funds from the NC Occupational Safety and Health Education Research Center for work that focused on understanding the protective behaviors of Nursing Assistants handling antineoplastic drug contaminated excreta.
Dr. Walton's service work centers on preparing and enabling nurses to lead change to advance health. She serves as a nurse consultant for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, the leadership co-chair for the NC Future of Nursing Action Coalition and the sustainability co-chair for the National Nurses on Boards Coalition.