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AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES


Phone: 919-843-6134
Specialty Area: Health & Social Justice, Oncology, Qualitative & Mixed-Methods Research Methodology, Systems/Policy/Informatics

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
101A Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 4008

AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES (BS University of Maryland, 1999; MPH University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2001; BSN University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2003; PhD University of Utah, 2015) is a postdoctoral research fellow in the NINR T32 “Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness” program.

The focus of her postdoctoral research is on examining exposures to antineoplastic agents among nursing assistants in the inpatient oncology setting. Dr. Walton’s dissertation research focused on the pesticide protective behaviors of Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers was supported by the NINR T32 pre-doctoral fellowship focused on “Cancer, Aging and End of Life Research”, a doctoral scholarship in oncology nursing from the American Cancer Society, A Jonas Nurse Leader Scholarship and a doctoral scholarship from the Oncology Nursing Society.

Dr. Walton serves as a co-chair of the sustainability workgroup on the Nurses on Boards Coalition and is a steering committee member of the North Carolina Future of Nursing Action Coalition. Dr. Walton is active in legislative efforts focused on safe handling of hazardous drugs in North Carolina and speaks on the topic of nurses as advocates. Dr. Walton is a practicing Hematology Oncology nurse at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.

2016 Oncology Nursing Society Excellence in Oncology Nursing Health Policy and Advocacy Award

2015 Outstanding PhD Student Award, University of Utah College of Nursing

2014 Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Award, Future of Nursing Campaign for Action

2014 North Carolina Nurses Association Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship

2012 Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholarship

2011 Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

2007 The Great 100, Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina

Selected Publications

Leak-Bryant, A., Walton, A.L., Pergolotti, M., Phillips, B., Bailey, C., Mayer, D., Battaglini, C., (in press). Perceived benefits and barriers to exercise for recently treated adults with acute leukemia. Oncology Nursing Forum.

Walton, A.L., LePrevost, C., Wong, B., Linnan, L., Sanchez-Birkhead, A., Mooney K. (in press). Perceived threat and protective behaviors among Latino farmworkers. Journal of Agromedicine.

Walton, A.L. (in press). Doing the dirty work: Who handles antineoplastic drug contaminated excreta and do they do it safely?  Asian Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Walton, A.L., Eisenberg, S. Friese, C. (in press). Hazardous drugs: Legislative and regulatory efforts to improve safe handling. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Walton, A.L., Leak-Bryant, A., Wong, B. & Mooney, K. (2016). A missed opportunity: Understanding the value of documenting occupational exposure to carcinogens. Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, 7, 532-537.

Walton, A.L. & Mullinix, C. (2016). Increasing the number of oncology nurses serving on boards. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20(4), 440-442.

Walton, A.L., LePrevost, C., Wong, B., Linnan, L., Sanchez-Birkhead, A., & Mooney, K. (2016). Observed and self-reported pesticide protective behaviors of Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Environmental Research. 147, 275-283.

Bryant, A.L., Walton, A.M., Shaw-Kokot, J., Mayer, D.K., & Reeve, B. (2016). A systematic review of psychometric properties of health-related quality of life and symptom instruments in adult acute leukemia survivors. Cancer Nursing.

Bryant, A. L., Deal, A., Walton, A., Wood, W., Muss, H., & Mayer, D. (2015). Use of ED and hospital services for patients with acute leukemia after induction therapy: One year follow-up. Leukemia Research. pii: S0145-2126(15)00023-5, doi: 10.1016/j.leukres.2015.01.006.

Leak Bryant, A., Walton, A. L., & Phillips, B. (2015). Cancer-related fatigue: Scientific progress has been made in 40 years. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(2), 137–139.

Walton, A. M., Lake, D., Mullinix, C., Allen, D., & Mooney, K. (2015). Enabling nurses to lead change: The orientation experiences of nurses to boards. Nursing Outlook, 63(2), 110–116.

Bryant, A. L, Walton, A. M., Shaw-Kokot, J., Mayer, D. K., & Reeve, B. B. (2015). Patient reported symptoms and quality of life in adult survivors of acute leukemia: A systematic review. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42(2).

Albrecht, T., Walton, A. M., & Leak-Bryant, A. (2015). The unique supportive care needs of a mother with acute myeloid leukemia during treatment. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(1), 16–19.

Saria, M., Barton-Burke, M., Brown, G., Norton, V., Stone, A., & Walton A. M. (2014). Voices of ONS members matter in advocacy and decisions related to US health policy. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18(6), 719–721.

Mayer, D. K., Gerstel, A., Walton, A. M., Triglianos, T., Sadiq, T., Hawkins, N., & Davies, J. M. (2014). Implementing survivorship care plans for colon cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41(3), 266–273.

Leak Bryant, A., Walton, A. M., & Albrecht, T. (2013). Management of febrile neutropenia in a patient with acute leukemia. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(4), 377–381.

Creedle, C., Walton, A. M., & McCann, M. (2012). A better balance: Job sharing the nurse manager role. Nurse Leader, 10(6), 30–32.

Walton, A. M., Mason, S., Busshart, M., Spruill, A., Cheek, S., Lane, A., . . . Taylor, A. (2012). Safe handling: Implementing hazardous drug precautions. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16(3), 251–254.