AnnMarie Walton
Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

Dr. Walton'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.

Current Research Interests

My research centers on understanding and minimizing occupational exposure to carcinogens. In my work with Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers as well as nursing assistants in the healthcare setting, I recognize and hold central their vulnerabilities as occupational groups, and examine not only their individual protective behaviors but factors external to them such as their workplace environment and relationships with their employers. I also elicit strategies for behavior change within the groups themselves and use a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches in my work, with an emphasis on the observational method.

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