Sarah Walsh

A photo of Sarah Walsh


Health Sciences

340 Marshall


[email protected]


  • Ph.D., University of Louisville
  • MPH, Boston University
  • BS, University of Michigan


  • Hutchins-Wiese, H.L., Argeros, G. & Walsh, S.E. (2023). Frailty and nutrition risk predict falls and emergency department visits in home-delivered meal clients. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics.
  • Johnson, M.L. & Walsh, S.E. (2023). Food assistance programs and reduced hospitalizations for older adults with diabetes. Journal of Frailty and Aging, 12(1):67-70.
  • Johnson, D.A., Cahill, M., Choate, S., Roelfs, D. & Walsh, S.E. (2022). The influence of public health faculty on college and university plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Public Health, 9:745232.
  • Walsh, S.E., Zakrajsek, A.G., Barragan, C., & Wladkowski, S. (2022). Leveraging an environmental scan to promote age as a component of diversity in higher education: A case example from one U.S. university.  In C. Liu, S. Wen & S. Hou (Eds.), Older Adult Education: From An International Perspective. Beijing: Open University of China Press.
  • Hutchins-Wiese, H.L. & Walsh, S.E. (2020). Frailty and nutrition risk screening in home-delivered meal clients. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics.
  • Walsh, S.E. & LaJoie, A.S. (2018). Influence of built environment quality and social capital on mental health of residents of assisted living communities in Louisville, Kentucky.  Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, 4:1-9.
  • Walsh S.E., & Nesbitt, L.S. (2017).  Changing the context: Promoting wellness through systems and policy change.  In R.J. Esterhay, L.S. Nesbitt, J.H. Taylor, & J.M. Bohn (Eds.), Population health: Management, policy and technology, Second edition.  Virginia Beach, VA: Convurgent Publishing.  (First edition published 2014)
  • Walsh, S.E., Chubinski, J., Sallee, T., & Rademacher, E. (2016). Public opinions regarding Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioners in a high-need state.  Journal of Dental Hygiene, 90(5):269-274.
  • Chubinski, J., Walsh, S.E., Sallee, T., & Rademacher, E. (2014). Painkiller misuse among Appalachians and in Appalachian counties in Kentucky.  Journal of Appalachian Studies, 20(2):154-169.
  • Walsh, S.E., Myers, G., Chubinski, J., & Zepeda, S.G. (2014).  For two regional health foundations, returns from the Kentucky Health Issues Poll are worth the investments.  Health Affairs, 33(9):1693-1697.
  • Studts, J.L., Flynn, S.M., Dill, T.C., Ridner, S.L., Worth, C.T., Walsh, S.E., & Sorrell, C.L. (2010).  Nurse practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes, and clinical practices regarding treatment of tobacco use and dependence.  Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 6(3):212-219.
  • Walsh, S.E., Singleton, J.A., Worth, C.T., Krugler, J., Moore, R., Wesley, G.C., & Mitchell, C.K. (2007). Tobacco cessation counseling training with standardized patients.  Journal of Dental Education, 71:1171-1178.


  • HLAD 305: U.S. Health Care System
  • HLAD 310: Administration of Health Care Organizations
  • HLAD 311: Management of Health Services
  • HLAD 315: Research Methods and Data Analysis in Health Sciences
  • HLAD 323: Introduction to Epidemiology
  • HLAD 416: Health Planning
  • HLAD 510: Healthcare Organizations
  • HLAD 513: Roles and Responsibilities of the Health Administration Profession
  • HLAD 526: Effective Long-Term Care Administration
  • HLAD 600: Health Care Research Methods
  • HLAD 693: Integrative Analysis Project I
  • HLAD 694: Integrative Analysis Project II 


Dr. Sarah Walsh (she/her/hers) joined the EMU faculty in 2013. Prior to that, she worked in nonprofit programming and administration for more than a dozen years, most recently serving as a Senior Program Officer at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Her research explores community supports for healthy aging, including home-delivered meal programs and age-friendly universities.