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AnnMarie Walton

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
DUMC 3322, 307 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
307 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710


AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES, FAAN

Dr. Walton's program of research centers on understanding and 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. She has been very active in policy and practice recommendations to improve safe handling of hazardous drugs.

Dr. Walton teaches and facilitates the population health course for MSN students and the policy course for DNP students. She also mentors DNP and PhD students. Dr. Walton is affiliated faculty in the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program in the Nicholas School of the Environment.

Dr. Walton's service work centers on preparing and enabling nurses to lead change to advance health. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2020.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing · 2022 - Present School of Nursing
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2017 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Utah · 2015 Ph.D.