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Christa Fischer Walker, PhD

Associate Scientist

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health
Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

615 North Wolfe Street Rm E5608
Baltimore , Maryland   21205
US        

410-502-3478
410-955-7159

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Education

PhD , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2005
MHS , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2002

Overview

My research is focused on decreasing diarrhea morbidity and mortality among children under 5 in developing countries. I am interested in the epidemiology and global burden of disease for the most common childhood illnesses and the interaction between infectious disease and malnutrition.

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega Honor Society; National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Recipient;  American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship (2005); The R. Bradley Sack Fellowship for Infectious Disease Research in Developing Countries (2004); The J. William Fulbright Fellowship (2003); The Robert D. Wright Scholarship for International Health and Development in Africa (2003 & 2004)

International health, zinc, diarrhea, child health, global burden of disease, cholera, evaluation

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    Fischer Walker CL, Fontaine O, and Black RE. Measuring the coverage of diarrhea treatment interventions: a review of current indictors and opportunities for improvement. PLoS Med 2013;10(5):e1001385. 


  • Fischer Walker CL, Perin J, Liu JL, Katz J, Tielsch JM, Black RE. Does comorbidity increase the risk of mortality among children under 3 years of age?. BMJ Open Access. 2013;3:e003457.

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    Fischer Walker CL, Fontaine O, and Black RE. Measuring the coverage of diarrhea treatment interventions: a review of current indictors and opportunities for improvement. PLoS Med 2013;10(5):e1001385. 

  • Fischer Walker CL, Rudan I, Liu L, Nair H, Theodoratou E, Obrien KL, Bhutta ZA, Campbell H, and RE Black. Global burden of childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia, leading infectious causes of child mortality. Lancet 2013:dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60222-6. 

     

     

  • Fischer Walker CL, Munos MK. Black RE. Quantifying the indirect effects of key child survival interventions? Epi and Infection. 2013;141(1):115-31.