Sarah Cusworth Walker, PhD, MS

Personal Statement

I am interested in methods of evidence translation and knowledge exchange that improve system and policymaking in behavioral health with a focal interest in public mental health for children and juvenile justice system reform.


Clinical Internship/Residency , VA West Los Angeles Medical Center, 2004-2005
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2007-2008
Ph.D. , Doctorate of Philosophy with emphasis in philosophy of science, Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California
MS , Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology , Brigham Young University, 2000-2001
B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University, 1995-1999

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

The implementation potential of a method to monitor empirically-supported children's mental health treatment through claims data.
(2021 Dec 18)
BMC Health Serv Res 21(1): 1349
Walker SC, Gubner N, Iztguttinov A, Rodriguez F, Davis P, Lyon A, Kerns S, Bruns E, Qian J, Sedlar G

Accelerating the conceptual use of behavioral health research in juvenile court decision-making: study protocol.
(2021 Feb 5)
Implement Sci Commun 2(1): 14
Cusworth Walker S, Vick K, Gubner NR, Herting JR, Palinkas LA

Advancing the state-level tracking of evidence-based practices: a case study.
Int J Ment Health Syst 13(): 25
Walker SC, Sedlar G, Berliner L, Rodriguez FI, Davis PA, Johnson S, Leith J

Evidence-Based Program Service Deserts: A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Approach to Identifying Service Gaps for State-Level Implementation Planning.
(2016 Nov)
Adm Policy Ment Health 43(6): 850-860
Walker SC, Hurvitz PM, Leith J, Rodriguez FI, Endler GC

A Research Framework for Understanding the Practical Impact of Family Involvement in the Juvenile Justice System: The Juvenile Justice Family Involvement Model.
(2015 Dec)
Am J Community Psychol 56(3-4): 408-21
Walker SC, Bishop AS, Pullmann MD, Bauer G

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