Dr. Walker is a cardiovascular scientist in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Walker has expertise in vascular and cardiac muscle mechanics, the biochemistry of cardiovascular pathologies, and cardiovascular wellness. Dr. Walker has a history of successful funding through the NIH and other agencies including the American Heart Association, the Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. With over 60 publications, she has a published track record investigating molecular regulation of cardiac and vascular signaling changes with health and disease. Her recent focus has centered on delineating the cardiovascular effects of marijuana in healthy adults and in patients with cardiac disease.