Walker Dilys Dept Web

Dilys M Walker, MD

Associate Professor

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Women's Health Care:
• Family planning
• Latina women's health
• Adolescent reproductive health


Washington, 2010


Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1993


• MD Degree
   (University of California, San Diego, 1987)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (University of Pennsylvania, 1991)
• Fellowship in Family Planning and Abortion
   (Buffet Family Foundation, 1992)

Research Interests:

• International maternal mortality
• Emergency obstetric care in resource-limited settings
• Implementation of evidence-based practices in developing countries
• International family planning


• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Society of Family Planning

Selected Publications:

Smid M, Campero L, Cragin L, Gonzalez Hernandez D, Walker D. Bringing two worlds together: exploring the integration of traditional midwives as doulas in Mexican public hospitals. Health Care Women Int Jun 2010;31(6):475-98.

Campero L, Walker D, Rouvier M, Atienzo E. First steps toward successful communication about sexual health between adolescents and parents in Mexico. Qual Health Res May 6, 2010.

Billings DL, Walker D, Mainero del Paso G, Clark KA, Dayananda I. Pharmacy worker practices related to use of misoprostol for abortion in one Mexican state. Contraception Jun 2009;79(6):445-51. Epub Feb 20, 2009.

Lisa M DeMaria, Omar Galárraga, Lourdes Campero, Dilys M Walker. Sex education and HIV prevention: an evaluation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Pan Amer Jour of Pub Hlth Dec 31, 2009;26(6):485-493.

Erika E Atienzo, Dilys M Walker, Lourdes Campero, Héctor Lamadrid-Figueroa and Juan Pablo Gutiérrez. Parent-adolescent communication about sex in Morelos, Mexico: does it impact sexual behaviour? Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care Apr 2009;14(2):111-9.

Sosa-Rubi S, Walker DM, Servon E. Performance of mammography and papanicolau among rural women in Mexico. Salud Pub Mex 2009;51 supl 2:S236-245.

Estrada F, Hernández-Girón C, Walker D, Campero L, Hernández-Prado B, Maternowska C. Use of family planning services and its relationship with women's decision-making and support from their partner. Salud Publica Mex Nov-Dec 2008;50(6):472-81. Spanish.

Cragin L, DeMaria LM, Campero L, Walker DM. Educating skilled birth attendants in Mexico: do the curricula meet international confederation of midwives standards? Reprod Health Matters Nov 2007;15(30):50-60.

Gutierrez JP, Conde-González CJ, Walker DM, Bertozzi SM. Herpes simplex virus type 2 among Mexican high school adolescents: prevalence and association with community characteristics. Arch Med Res Oct 2007;38(7):774-82. Epub 2007 Jun 21.

Walker D, Gutierrez JP, Torres P, Bertozzi S. HIV prevention in Mexican schools: prospective randomised evaluation of intervention. BMJ May 20, 2006;332(7551):1189-94. Epub 2006 May 8.

Appointments & Practice Locations

Harborview Women's Clinic (HMC)
325 Ninth Ave, Ground Floor, West Clinic
Seattle WA 98104-2499

Appointments:   206.744.3367