Dr. Walker is a University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Pharmacy graduate with a B.S. in Pharmacology & Toxicology. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry before obtaining her dual degree of Pharm.D. and MPH at the University of Iowa. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Creighton University Medical Center and her teaching certificate from Creighton University in Omaha, NE.
Dr. Walker had been practicing full-time as a trauma critical care pharmacist along with being a part-time nutrition pharmacist and per-diem community pharmacist before accepting her current position as an assistant professor at Larkin University. Her practice site is in the intensive care unit of a small-sized psychiatric community hospital. She is working part-time as a clinical hospital pharmacist concurrently.
Since Dr. Walker graduated with a master degree in public health, she has been a public health practitioner with the county department of public health to serve the local underserved communities.
Her areas of interest and research include critical care, antimicrobial therapies (especially in the critically ill patients), immune-related psychiatric disorders, educational research, and public health practice.
Focus On PANDAS: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated With Streptococcal Infections