Dr. Walker is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Emory University. After a postdoctoral fellowship, she joined the faculty of Cornell University in 1980, moving to Emory University in 1986. She previously served as president of the Society for Research in Psychopathology (SRP) and chair of Emory’s Department of Psychology. She leads a research laboratory that has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and private foundations for over 30 years to study risk factors for major mental illness. She heads the Emory site for the NIMH North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study, and has received NIMH Career Development awards, the WT Grant Faculty/Scholar Award, Zubin Memorial Award, the Gralnick Award, Cattell Foundation Award, SRP Lifetime achievement Award, APS James McKeen Cattell Lifetime Award, the SRP John Neale mentorship award, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the advancement of Science. Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Director, Mental Health and Development Program.