Karina Walters , MSW, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) Photo of Karina Walters , MSW, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Director, Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program
Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute
William P. and Ruth Gerberding University Professor, School of Social Work

Dr. Walters founded and directs the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute in the University of Washington School of Social Work. Her research focuses on historical, social, and cultural determinants of physical and mental health among AIAN. Dr. Walters is a faculty mentor on several research training awards for American Indian/Alaska Natives and underrepresented minority scholars across the country, and has been nominated twice for the UW Graduate Mentor of the Year award.