Jennifer Walker, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
Jennifer Walker earned her Master’s degree in nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She is a clinical instructor at the University of North Carolina School of Nursing, and has been an adult nurse practitioner at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for 11 years. She works in the Department of Cardiology and Electrophysiology and manages patients with atrial fibrillation, pacemakers, defibrillators, complex arrhythmias, and cardiac diseases. Part of her time is dedicated to research; she is part of several ongoing studies at UNC focusing on atrial fibrillation. Current projects focus on improving quality of life for patients with AFib through virtual education, and optimizing Afib management through specialty AFib clinics and community education. Jennifer has given presentations on Afib at several national conferences, including Heart Rhythm Society, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and the American College of Cardiology.
UNC Health Care Award for Carolina Care Excellence, 2018
Peer Reviewer for Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 2013
Preceptor-of-the-Year Award, 2008-2009, Emory University Hospital Midtown
Rookie-of-the-Year Award, 2007-2008, Emory University Hospital Midtown
Sadaf, M., Walker, J., Gehi, A., et al. (2021). Characteristics of Patients Presenting to Emergency Department for Primary Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter at an Academic Medical Center. Indian Heart Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ihj.2021.08.005
Rosman, L., Armbruster, T., Walker, J., Gehi, A., et al. (2021). Effect of a virtual self‐management intervention for atrial fibrillation during the outbreak of COVID‐19. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.14188.
Abadie, B., Hansen, B., Walker, J., Deyo, Z., Biese, K., Armbruster, T., Gehi, A. (2020). An Atrial Fibrillation Transitions of Care Clinic Improves Atrial Fibrillation Quality Metrics. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Volume 6, Issue 1, 45-52.
Walker, TJ., Gehi, A. (2019). Key Elements for Creating an AFib Care Model. EP Lab Digest. 19(10).
Walker, T.J. An Update on Pacemaker and Defibrillators. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2019; 15(1), 26-33.
Walker, D.B., Walker, T.J., & Jacobson, T.A. (2009). Chronic Kidney Disease and Statins: Improving Cardiovascular Outcomes. Current Atherosclerosis Reports, 11, 301-308.
Gehi, A., Deyo, Z., Mendys, P., Hatfield, L., Walker, T.J., et al. Novel Care Pathway for Patient Presenting to Emergency Department With Atrial Fibrillation. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018;11.
Gehi A, Mounsey JP, Pursell I, Landers M, Boyce K, Chung EH, Schwartz J, Walker TJ, Guise K, and Kiser A. (Sept 2012). Hybrid Epicardial-Endocardial Ablation Using Pericardioscope Technique for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. Heart Rhythm.
Goli NM, Thompson T, Sears S, Mounsey JP, Chung EH, Schwartz J, Wood K, Walker J, Guise K, and Gehi A. (2012). Educational Attainment is Associated With Atrial Fibrillation Symptom Severity. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 35(9),1090-6.
Gehi A; Sears S; Goli N; Walker J, Chung E, Schwartz J, Wood K, Guise K, Mounsey J. (2012). Psychopathology and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation: Implications for Therapy. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 5, 473-8.