Marcia Walker, ARNP, FNP-BC is a Research Nurse Practitioner at The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Comprehensive Center for Brain Health. Marcia graduated from University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2006 and practiced as a Registered Nurse caring for pediatric patients with hematologic and oncologic disorders, at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, for eleven years. She served as charge nurse for a 25-bed unit and assisted management to maintain family centered care. Marcia also served as a preceptor to new and experienced nurses, ensuring policies and procedures were followed. Marcia climbed the nursing ladder, obtaining her RN III, before she earned a Master of Science in Nursing in May of 2017, from Florida Atlantic University. Her current goal is to be an active member of a very diverse team, as she collaborates with Dr. Galvin, taking a personalized approach, tailored to the assessment of cognitive impairment and identification of modifiable risk factors.
Marcia serves as the Sub I on clinical trials, as well as PI initiated research studies. She is the primary clinician for the Dementia Prevention Initiative, providing longitudinal evaluations and measuring response to therapeutic and prevention interventions. With a goal of reducing the risk and ultimately precluding the development of dementia, Marcia is an active member in research studies conducted to obtain an expert understanding on how to conquer dementia, one personalized plan at a time.