UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.
Professor Walter’s research and practice aim to advance science and practice in ways that will redress racial and ethnic inequities in the access to and quality of health care and social services. Her current projects focus on: the prevention and treatment of co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders; pre-arraignment adult diversion alternatives in the justice system; coordination and integration of primary care, specialty care and social service systems in care delivery systems such as accountable care organizations; and implementation science of the Gabby Preconception Care system - an innovative communication system designed to identify and mitigate health risks for young Black and African American women before pregnancy, as a means of reducing racial health disparities in birth outcomes. She has practice experience in health care delivery systems and in developing, implementing and evaluating systems of care for complex populations.
Professor Walter is involved with several community and non-profit organizations working on racial and social justice issues serving as a volunteer, advocate, board and advisory member.