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Elizabeth  Walker

Assoc Professor

Research Associate Professor

Faculty, Behavioral/Social/Health Educ

In addition to teaching several courses in the BSHES department, I conduct research and evaluation on mental health services and pedagogical approaches. Currently, I am the Director of Graduate Studies for the BSHES MPH program.


My mental health work focuses on evaluating and supporting capacity building for the mental health workforce. As the Director of Evaluation for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration-funded Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), I am involved in the development of training activities for mental health professionals and lead the evaluation of the center’s programs. The goal of the Southeast MHTTC is promote the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based mental health services in the eight southeast states.


I also specialize in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), which involves using qualitative and quantitative methodologies to evaluate teaching approaches and strategies. The findings from this work are used to contribute to the literature on effective pedagogical practices and inform the implementation of these practices at RSPH. My SoTL work includes program-level research (e.g. mental health coursework in schools of public health), curriculum-level evaluations of new approaches (e.g., online core courses at RSPH), and course-level evaluations of teaching strategies (e.g. evaluations of Team Based Learning). As the Director of the Office of Evidence-based Learning, I support faculty in using and evaluating a variety of instructional delivery methods.


I am proud to Be BSHES! I completed both my MPH and PhD in BSHES, under the mentorship of Drs. Nancy Thompson and Colleen DiIorio. Prior to joining the BSHES faculty, I was a FIRST (Fellows in Research and Science Teaching) postdoctoral fellow, under the mentorship of Dr. Ben Druss, in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health.

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Contact Information

1518 Clifton Rd

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-9837


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Areas of Interest

  • Behavior and Health
  • Evaluation
  • Mental Health
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


  • BA 2002, University of Rochester
  • MAT 2005, Johns Hopkins University
  • MPH 2008, Emory University
  • PhD 2013, Emory University

Courses Taught

  • BSHES 586: Prev.Mental & Behav.Disorder
  • BSHE 716: Teaching in Public Health
  • BSHES 597R: Directed Study
  • BSHES 599R: Thesis