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Sarah Walsh

Associate Professor

Sarah Walsh 340 Marshall




PhD, University of Louisville

MPH, Boston University

BS, University of Michigan

Teaching Interests

HLAD 250: Introduction to Public Health

HLAD 305: US Health Care System

HLAD 315: Research Methods and Data Analysis in Health Sciences

HLAD 416: Health Planning

HLAD 513:  Roles and Responsibilities of the Health Administration Profession

HLAD 600: Health Care Research Methods

HLAD 693/694: Integrative Analysis Project

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

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. doi:10.1177/2333721418795900


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.  doi:10.5406/jappastud.20.2.0154


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. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2013.1471


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.

Additional Information

Prior to joining the faculty at EMU in 2013, Dr. Walsh worked for more than a dozen years in public health practice in a variety of settings.  Most recently, she was a Senior Program Officer at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.  Her research interests include the built environment, social capital, and other factors which may promote healthy aging.

Sarah Walsh's CV

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