Faculty Member

Jennifer D Walker

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
705-645-2921 ext 7217
Epidemiology Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

I am an experienced Indigenous health researcher and educator. My research interests are aging and chronic disease management in Indigenous populations, assessing quality in programs and services for older adults, and knowledge sharing and exchange.

Education & Training History

Jan 2003 – Aug 2006 Doctor of Philosophy (Epidemiology)

Community Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

University of Calgary / Calgary AB / Canada

Sept 2001 – Dec 2002 Master of Science course work (Health Research)

Community Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

University of Calgary / Calgary AB / Canada

Sept 1996 – April 2001 Honours Bachelor of Science (Dean’s Honour List)

Health Studies (Co-op)

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

University of Waterloo / Waterloo ON / Canada

Other Affiliations

August 2014 – present Research Fellow, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Oct 2013 – present Affiliated Researcher, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research, Laurentian University

August 2013 – present Assistant Professor, Child and Family Studies, Nipissing University

July 2011 – present Independent Consultant (see Awarded Contracts section for details)

Sept 2009 – present Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON Canada

Representative Publications

McLeod J, Stolee P, Walker J, Heckman G. Measuring Care Transition Quality for Older Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders. Musculoskeletal Care 2014; 12(1): 13-21. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23300145

Jacklin KM, Walker JD, Shawande M. The emergence of dementia as a health concern among First Nations populations in Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2013; 104(1): 39-44.

McLeod J, McMurray J, Walker J, Heckman G, Stolee P. Care transitions for older patients with musculoskeletal disorders. International Journal of Integrated Care 2011; 11.

Maxwell CJ, Kang J, Walker JD, Zhang JX, Hogan DB, Feeny DH, Wodchis WP. Sex differences in the relative contribution of social and clinical factors to the Health Utilities Index Mark 2 measure of health-related quality of life in older home care clients. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009; 7:80

Walker JD, Teare GF, Hogan DB, Lewis S, Maxwell CJ. Identifying Potentially Avoidable Hospital Admissions from Canadian Long-Term Care Facilities. Medical Care 2009; 47(2).

Wodchis WP, Maxwell CJ, Venturini A, Walker JD, Zhang J, Hogan DB, Feeny DH. Study of observed and self-reported HRQL in older frail adults finds group-level congruence and individual-level differences. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2007;60(5):502-511.

Zhang JX, Walker JD, Wodchis WP, Hogan DB, Feeny DH, Maxwell CJ. Measuring health status and decline in at-risk seniors residing in the community using the Health Utilities Index Mark 2. Quality of Life Research 2006;15(8):1415-1426.

Dunn JR, Walker JD, Graham J, Weiss CB. Gender differences in the relationship between housing, socio-economic status, and self-reported health status. Reviews on Environmental Health 2004; 19(3–4).

Walker JD, Maxwell CJ, Hogan DB, Ebly EM. Does self-rated health predict survival in older persons with cognitive impairment? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2004; 52(11):1895-900.

Walker JD, Maxwell CJ, Wodchis WP. Understanding health-related quality of life in older persons. Stride Magazine 2003; 5(4).