AnnMarie Walton
Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

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'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.

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