About Us
Patricia Silk Walker, PhD (Cherokee)


BSN (1970) University of Oklahoma, Nursing
MSN (1973) Wayne State University, Child Psychiatric Nursing and Community Mental Health
PhD (1993) University of Washington, Nursing & Epidemiology

Experience and Interests:

Dr. Silk Walker’s focus is community mental health and American Indians. Her research includes prospective, longitudinal assessment of risk and protective factors associated with alcohol, drug and other mental health problems.

Recent Publications:

Walker, R.D., Howard, M.O., Walker, P.S., Lambert, M.D., Maloy, F., & Suchinsky, R.T. Essential and reactive alcoholism: A review. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52(1): 80-95. 1996

Howard, M.O., Walker, R.D., Walker, P.S. & Suchinsky, R.T. Alcohol and drug education in schools of nursing. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 42(3): 54-80, 1997

Howard, M.O., Walker, R.D., Walker, P.S., Cottler, L.B. & Compton, W.M. Inhalant use among urban American Indian youth. Addiction, 94(1): 83-95, 1999