Karina Walters

Professor, School of Social Work
Adjunct Professor, Global Health
Associate Dean, School of Social Work

University of Washington School of Social Work
4101 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105-


Research Interests

Global indigenous health and health policy; American Indian and Alaska Native health, HIV prevention, mental health, and substance abuse; culturally relevant psychometric measurement and sampling methodology development; traumatic stress, historical trauma, discrimination stress and psychological wellness; social work multicultural and cross-cultural practice competencies


PhD Social Welfare (PhD), University of California Los Angeles, 1995

MSW Social Welfare, University of California Los Angeles, 1990

BA Sociology, University of California Los Angeles, 1987

In the News

Native Americans strive for health against alcohol, chaos and trauma
The Oregonian, 06/26/2012