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

Expert versus Youth Raters on Measuring Social and Therapeutic Climate in Secure Juvenile Placement.
(2022 Jun)
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 50(2): 221-230
Walker SC, Bishop AS, Schmidt H 3rd, Lee TG, Indermark JA

Reciprocal associations between housing instability and youth criminal legal involvement: a scoping review.
(2022 Apr 8)
Health Justice 10(1): 15
Almquist L, Walker SC

Cocreating evidence-informed health equity policy with community.
(2022 Jun)
Health Serv Res 57 Suppl 1(Suppl 1): 137-148
Walker SC, White J, Rodriguez V, Turk E, Gubner N, Ngo S, Bekemeier B

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

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