Timothy Walker, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Walker received his Masters in Exercise Science from the University of Connecticut, his PhD in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, and an NCI Cancer Education and Career Development Program Post-doctoral fellowship at UTHealth School of Public Health.
His primary research interests are in physical activity promotion, implementation science, and health disparities. Dr. Walker is currently collaborating with the Cooper Institute and United Way Metropolitan Dallas to lead the evaluation of the Healthy Zone Schools (HZS) Program, which targets childhood obesity by promoting physical activity and nutrition in schools. He is also working with a school district in Houston to study the adoption and implementation of physical activity programs in elementary schools.
Use of School Wellness Policy Templates in One Texas Public Health Region: A Mixed Methods Analysis.
(Szeszulski, J., Walker, T. J., McCurdy, S. A., & Hoelscher, D. M. (2021). Journal of School Health.)
Y-PATHS: A conceptual framework for classifying the timing, how, and setting of youth physical activity.
(Szeszulski, J., Lanza, K., Dooley, E., Johnson, A. M., Knell, G., Walker, T. J., Craig, D. W., Robertson, M. C., Salvo, D., & Kohl III, H. W. (2021). Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 18(3), 310-317)
The combined effect of physical activity and sedentary behavior on subclinical atherosclerosis: a cross-sectional study among Mexican Americans
(Walker, Timothy J., Natalia I. Heredia, MinJae Lee, Susan T. Laing, Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, Joseph B. McCormick, and Belinda M. Reininger. BMC public health 19, no. 1 (2019): 161.)