Crystal Martin Walker, PhD, DNP, FNP-C
Crystal Walker joined the faculty of the UTHSC College of Nursing in January of 2016. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Mississippi in 2009, and she is a three-time graduate of UTHSC: She earned her Masters of Science in nursing as a clinical nurse leader in 2011, Ph.D. in nursing in 2015, and DNP as a family nurse practitioner in 2016. She has worked in the college of nursing as a graduate assistant since 2011. She has also worked as an oncology nurse in the inpatient setting from 2011 to 2014, and her background in oncology supported her research interest as her dissertation focused on the prevention of anal cancer in people living with HIV. She is interested in HIV primary care, the prevention of lower genital tract diseases, and sexual health. She currently practices as an advanced practice nurse at Regional One Health in the Adult Special Care Clinic, a patient-centered comprehensive clinic for adults living with HIV, and her primary area of teaching includes health assessment in the baccalaureate and doctoral nursing programs. She is a member of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, American Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and The UTHSC College of Nursing Alumni Board. She serves as an advisor to the UTHSC College of Nursing Black Student Association.