Trina Walker, RN

Trina Walker is a clinical assessment specialist and project manager with more than 15 years of experience in the mental health field. In addition to direct practice work with patients, she has held research positions at Duke University Medical Center and John Umstead Hospital where she investigated neurocognition in severe mental illness. Ms. Walker has supervised data collection for numerous domestic and international multisite clinical trials, including the CATIE schizophrenia and dementia trials. She has also worked alongside Dr. Keefe in developing several cognitive instruments, including the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS), and the Schizophrenia Cognition Rating Scale (SCoRS). In her role as Vice President of Clinical Assessment, Ms. Walker is responsible for overseeing all aspects of clinical data review, data quality assurance and training and for managing the scientific and operational execution of several active clinical trials.

She received her BA in Rehabilitation Therapy and AD in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Therapeutic Focus: Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment

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