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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

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.

Selected Grants


Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Improving Chemotherapy Safe Handling at Bugando Medical Center

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Perrysburg Rotary Service Foundation · 2022 - 2024

Surface Contamination and PPE Use in Inpatient Oncology: The Impact of Covid-19

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention · 2021 - 2022

My Childhood Cancer: Survey Series

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Alex's Lemonade Stand · 2018 - 2020

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Nursing Assistants’ Safe Handling of Excreta Contaminated with Antineoplastic Drugs: A Feasibility Study · December 2016 - June 2017 North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education Research Center
Examining Occupational Exposure Risks and the Efficacy of Toilet Seat Overs and Routine Discharge Cleaning in Minimizing Antineoplastic Drug Contamination · January 2021 - December 2022 Duke Cancer Institute
Using Silicone Wristbands to Assess Nurses' Exposure to Antineopalstic Drugs: A Feasibility Study · January 2021 - December 2021 Duke University School of Medicine Core Facility Voucher Grant

External Relationships


  • American society of health-system pharmacists
  • BD
  • Splashblocker, LLC

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