Undergraduate Appalachian State University (1999), Psychology
Graduate School Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ (2002), Psychology
Graduate School Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ (2007), Psychology

Research Interest

  • Behavioral treatments for substance use disorders
  • Mediators of treatment response


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Depressive Symptoms and Associated Clinical Characteristics in Outpatients Seeking Community-based Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Problems.
Sanchez K, Walker R, Campbell AN, Greer TL, Hu MC, Grannemann BD, Nunes EV, Trivedi MH Subst Abus 2014 Aug 0
Is level of exposure to a 12-Step facilitation therapy associated with treatment outcome?
Wells, E.A., Donovan, D.M., Daley, D.C., Doyle, S., Brigham, G., Garrett, S.B., Hansten-Ingalsbe, M., Hatch-Maillette, M.A., Perl, H.I., & Walker, R. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 2014 4 47 265-274
Family Discord is Associated with Increased Substance Use for Pregnant Substance Users.
Denton WH, Adinoff BH, Lewis D, Walker R, Winhusen T Subst Use Misuse 2013 Oct
Rationale for using exercise in the treatment of stimulant use disorders
Greer, T.G., Ring, K.M., Warden, D., Grannemann, B.D., Church, T.S., Somoza, E., Blair, S.N., Szapocznik, J., Stoutenberg, M., Rethorst, C., Walker, R., Morris, D.W., Kosinski, A.S., Kyle, T., Marcus, B., Crowell, B., Oden, N., Nunes, E., Trivedi, M.H. The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice 2012 1 6 33
Study design to examine the potential role of assessment reactivity in the Screening, Motivational Assessment, Referral, and Treatment in Emergency Departments (SMART-ED) protocol.
Donovan DM, Bogenschutz MP, Perl H, Forcehimes A, Adinoff B, Mandler R, Oden N, Walker R Addict Sci Clin Pract 2012 7 1 16

Honors & Awards

  • NIDA Early Career Investigator Travel Award
  • Chief Resident
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Alpha Chi National Honor Society

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • APA Division 50: Addictions
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Association for Psychological Science