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Lillian Walkover

Assistant Teaching Professor in Communication and Global Health Program (joint appointment)

Lillian Walkover is a critical global health scholar, jointly appointed in the Department of Communication and Global Health Program. Her research and teaching interests include the production and movement of global health knowledges, postcolonial science and technology studies, health professions training and migration, and qualitative research methods.

She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, San Francisco, and her postdoctoral training at Drexel University. Her postdoctoral research at Drexel University with Susan Bell, PhD, is a study of the experiences and career paths of physicians who enter the US as refugees.

Dr. Walkover’s current projects include an exploration of the translation and adaptation of the community health guide Where There Is No Doctor for use in India, and a study of the adaptation of Community Health Worker programs in the US.

Dr. Walkover has experience teaching at UCSF and Mills College. At UCSD, she teaches a range of Communication and Global Health courses. She will also develop courses designed for students interested in the intersections between Communication and Global Health.

In addition, as a member of the interdisciplinary Structural Competency Working Group she has developed and led trainings for health practitioners to recognize and respond to social structures as determinants of health and illness and mentored new trainers.
PhD in Sociology, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF, 2018)
  • Neff, J., S. Holmes, K. Knight, S. Strong, A. Thompson-Lastad, C. McGuinness, L. Duncan, N. Saxena, M. Harvey, A. Langford, K. Carey-Simms, S. Minahan, S. Satterwhite, C. Ruppel, S. Lee, Lillian Walkover, et al. 2020. “Structural Competency: Curriculum for Medical Students, Residents, and Interprofessional Teams on the Structural Factors that Produce Health Disparities” MedEdPORTAL: The Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources. AAMC.
  • Walkover, Lillian. 2019. “Translators Producing Knowledge: Where There Is No Doctor in Tamil.” Engaging Science, Technology, and Society. 5: 21-39.
  • Neff, J., S. Holmes, S. Strong, G. Chin, J. De Avila, S. Dubal, L. Duncan, J. Halpern, M. Harvey, K. Knight, E. Lemay, B. Lewis, J. Matthews, N. Nelson, S. Satterwhite, A. Thompson-Lastad, and Lillian Walkover. 2019. “The Structural Competency Working Group: Lessons from Iterative, Interdisciplinary Development of a Structural Competency Training Module” in Structural Competency in Mental Health and Medicine, edited by J. Metzl and H. Hansen. Springer.
  • Walkover, Lily. 2016. “When Good Works Count” Pp. 163-177 in Metrics: What Counts in Global Health, edited by V. Adams. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.