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Lorraine O. Walker, RN, EdD, MPH, FAAN | Professor

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Phone: 512 232-4751
Fax: 512 471-4910

Office: NUR 4.147 | NUR 3.440
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

Lorraine O. Walker has had a lifelong interest in maternal and infant health and well-being. She received a Master’s degree in nursing education with a specialization in maternity nursing and a doctoral degree in philosophy of education from Indiana University-Bloomington. She also recently received the MPH degree in maternal-child health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She currently holds the Luci B. Johnson Centennial Professorship in Nursing and is Director of the St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations. Her research is in the area of health promotion of childbearing-aged women and infants. Her teaching includes global health, data analysis using SPSS, and theoretical and philosophic aspect of nursing.

Dr. Walker currently is conducting a survey of new mothers to see areas where mothers have health needs that may be unmet. That survey includes mothers’ opinions about how their health needs might be met through technology or in health care.

Dr. Walker’s research focuses on health promotion of childbearing-aged women and infants. That research includes specific topics such as: weight status after childbirth, maternal health behaviors and psychosocial status, and use of print and communication technologies for health promotion.