Sep 16, 2022: Understanding Occupational Exposure to Known Carcinogens: A Program of Research in Progress

Headshot of seminar speaker, Dr. AnnMarie Walton, wearing a gray floral long-sleeve top, against a gray background

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

Duke University School of Nursing

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In this seminar, Dr. Walton will discuss her work to date to understand and improve the pesticide protective behaviors of Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers. She will also discuss her research and policy work to measure and modify occupational exposure to antineoplastic drugs for healthcare workers, including nursing assistants and environmental services workers who have less education, training, and social capital in the workplace than nurses and pharmacists whose exposures are more commonly considered.

About the Speaker: Dr. AnnMarie Walton is an Assistant Professor in the Duke University School of Nursing where she has been on faculty since 2017. She also became an affiliated faculty member in the ITEHP in 2021. Dr. Walton earned her PhD in Nursing from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in nursing at the University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Dr. Walton also earned an MPH at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the UNC School of Nursing a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Dr. Walton’s research focuses on understanding and minimizing occupational exposure to known carcinogens, especially pesticides for farmworkers and antineoplastic drugs for healthcare workers. Dr. Walton has received funding for her work from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, that National Institute for Nursing Research, and the American Cancer Society as well as several intramural grants. Dr. Walton has been a leader in advancing policy to protect healthcare workers from hazardous drug exposures. Dr. Walton is an oncology certified nurse and certified health education specialist. Prior to an academic career, Dr. Walton worked as a clinical nurse and nursing administrator in inpatient hematology/oncology for 16 years. Dr. Walton was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2020.

Friday, September 16, 2022, 12:00-1:15 pm Eastern

Field Auditorium Room 1112, Grainger Hall (9 Circuit Dr, Durham, NC)

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