I have a unique background and training in both geriatric team-based care and HIV specialty care and currently practice both disciplines across multiple clinical settings. My research interests are focused on the integration of geriatric principles and tools into more traditional HIV care settings through an implementation science lens. Particular areas of research interest within HIV and aging include polypharmacy, dementia/HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder, and frailty.
Beiting KJ, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Walker J, Graupner J, Martinchek M, Thompson K, Levine S, Gleason LJ. Management and outcomes of a COVID-19 outbreak in a nursing home with predominantly Black residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 May;69(5):1155-1165. PubMed PMID: 33739444
Martinchek M, Beiting KJ, Walker J, Graupner J, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Thompson K, Gleason LJ, Levine S. Weight Loss in COVID-19-Positive Nursing Home Residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Feb;22(2):257-258. PubMed PMID: 33352194
Gleason LJ, Beiting KJ, Walker J, Shervani S, Graupner J, Mittal K, Lee KK, Schrantz S, Johnson D, Levine S, Thompson K. Using Telementoring to Share Best Practices on COVID-19 in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Nov;68(11):E58-E60. PubMed PMID: 32930390
Collison M, Beiting KJ, Walker J, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Pisano J, Chia S, Marrs R, Landon E, Levine S, Gleason LJ. Three-Tiered COVID-19 Cohorting Strategy and Implications for Memory-Care. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 Nov;21(11):1560-1562. PubMed PMID: 33138937
Liang JJ, Gardner IH, Walker JA, Safer JD. OBSERVED DEFICIENCIES IN MEDICAL STUDENT KNOWLEDGE OF TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX HEALTH. Endocr Pract. 2017 Aug;23(8):897-906. PubMed PMID: 28534684
Reddy D, Walker J, White LF, Brandeis GH, Russell ML, Horsburgh CR Jr, Hochberg NS. Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing Practices in Long-Term Care Facilities, Boston, Massachusetts. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jun;65(6):1145-1151. PubMed PMID: 28467605
Davis A, J Walker, M Greene, and K Erlandson. Perspectives of People Living with HIV Age 50 and Over Regarding Barriers and Resources for Care. In-Press. AIDS Care (CAIC). doi: 10.1080/09540121.2022.2162840
Dr. Walker is a geriatrician and HIV specialist with special focus on the care of older adults living with HIV. Other interests include care for transgender older adults, polypharmacy, multimorbidity, and dementia.
I seek to help my patients preserve and enhance physical and cognitive function across their lifespan through a combination of preventive care, non-medical interventions, and care coordination. I know that your time outside of the doctor's office is what matters most and strive to ensure that your medical care doesn't interfere with what's most important in your life.
MD, Boston University School of Medicine
BS, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
University of Colorado, Internal Medicine (2019)
University of Chicago Program, Geriatric Medicine