Rachel K. Walker
Our lab investigates person-driven, clinically-translatable solutions for promoting well-being, capability, and dignity while aging with cancer and other forms of chronic illness.
Our research involves modifying personal environments to fit the unique symptoms, physical abilities, and sensory characteristics of individuals so they can feel better and stay physically active and engaged in valued activities. This work incorporates universal person-centered and environmental assessments, making changes to home or work spaces, and the use of personalized health monitoring devices and other technologies. Our multidisciplinary team incorporates expertise from community members, patients and advocates, nursing and medicine, kinesiology, psychology, gerontology, occupational therapy, and the social and behavioral sciences.
Learn more: www.umass.edu/nursing/node/928
- BA University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- BSN Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
- PhD Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
- Postdoc Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging & Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
- Certificate-Health Disparities & Inequalities, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Certificate-Nurse Educator, Office of Teaching Excellence, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
- Certificate-Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Provider, Oncology Nursing Society
- First nurse named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – Lemelson Foundation Invention Ambassador.