Senior Scientist, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Department of Psychiatry
Uniformed Services University
Dr. Walsh is a Senior Scientist at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), and the Lead Scientist for the Family Violence and Trauma Project. She has more than 30 years of experience in mental health, health care, and community-based research and evaluation. She has quantitative and qualitative research methods experience, and significant expertise in military and international suicide prevention programming. Over the last twenty years she has assumed a variety of roles in working with many types of data. Ranging from small samples of qualitative data, experimental data, longitudinal data, to large National data sets such as the National Death Index (NDI) and the Military Mortality Database (MMDB). In addition, she has devoted her professional career and volunteerism on empowerment of marginalized and oppressed populations. Her professional experience ranges from her early days of studying women afflicted by poverty in Pakistan; health disparities at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya; to landmine survivors in El Salvador and acculturative stress and coping in Latinos in the US; and more recently with gender and cultural differences among Military service members and unaccompanied minors at the border in Texas. Dr. Walsh has published articles and book chapters and given numerous presentations on the topic related to mental health and health disparities. Dr. Walsh has a PhD and an MSW in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MPH from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.