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Kara Odom Walker

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Kara Odom Walker

Executive Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer, Nemours Children’s Hospitals
Kara Odom Walker

Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS is Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer (CPHO) for Nemours Children's Health where she leads all aspects of population health strategy, research, innovation, and implementation. Her scope of responsibility includes the advancement of the overall health and well-being of children, both broadly and among the populations served by Nemours Children's. Dr. Walker is a board-certified, practicing family physician. Prior to joining Nemours Children’s Health in 2020, Dr. Walker served as Cabinet Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services under Governor John Carney’s first elected term from February 2017 through 2020. She was previously the Deputy Chief Science Officer at the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and is a board-certified family physician. Dr. Walker is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Walker holds a medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, a Master of Science in Health Services Research from UCLA, and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.