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School of Public Health

Edward Walker

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Professor Emeritus, Health Services
Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (primary appt.)


MHA   University of Washington, 2004   (Health Administration)
MD   University of Washington, 1983   (Medicine)
MM   Catholic University of America, 1979   (Music)
BA   Fordham University, 1975   (Philosophy, Psychology)

Contact Info


office:   H663, Health Sciences Building

campus box:   357660
voice:   206-543-9371


Dr. Walker serves as the Cheryl M. Scott-Group Health Cooperative Endowed Professor of Health Administration. His areas of interest include: organizational behavior, physician leadership development, emotional intelligence and personality type, organizational governance, change management, leadership theory, conflict management and negotiation, consultation-liaison psychiatry in primary care settings, somatization and chronic pain, medical and psychological effects of childhood maltreatment, rural mental health consultation and telemedicine.

Integration of mental health into primary and specialty care medical settings

Ciechanowski PS, Walker EA, Russo JE, Newman E, Katon WJ. Adult health status of women HMO members with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2004 Jul-Aug;26(4):261-8.  PMID: 15234820

Ciechanowski PS, Russo JE, Katon WJ, Walker EA. Attachment theory in health care: the influence of relationship style on medical students' specialty choice. Med Educ. 2004 Mar;38(3):262-70.  PMID: 14996335

Bush T, Rutter C, Simon G, Von Korff M, Katon WJ, Walker EA, Lin E, Ludman E. Who benefits from more structured depression treatment? Int J Psychiatry Med. 2004;34(3):247-58.  PMID: 15666959

Walker EA, Katon W, Russo J, Ciechanowski P, Newman E, Wagner AW. Health care costs associated with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in women. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2003 Apr;60(4):369-74.  PMID: 12695314

Walker EA, Newman E, Dobie DJ, Ciechanowski P, Katon W. Validation of the PTSD checklist in an HMO sample of women. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2002 Nov-Dec;24(6):375-80.  PMID: 12490338

Chair, capstone for Nathan Rozeboom
Bedside report and the safety checklist: Improving the quality of patient care