Faculty Profile

Jacob Walker
Section of Geriatrics
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Walker’s academic interests are focused on the complex care needs of older adults with HIV, including issues related to early multimorbidity, polypharmacy, and transitions of care. Educational activities focus on preparing clinicians and allied health professionals to meet the needs of older adults with HIV/AIDS.

Clinical Interests

HIV in older adults, polypharmacy, transgender health care in older adults, multimorbidity, primary care for older adults, quality improvement


  • Reddy, D, JA Walker, LF White, GH Brandeis, ML Russel, CR Horsburgh Jr, and NS Hochberg. 2017. Latent tuberculosis infection practices in long-term care facilities, Boston, Massachusetts. J Am Geriatric Soc. 65(6):1145-1151. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.14696
  • Liang, J, IH Gardner, JA Walker, and J Safer. 2017. Observed deficiencies in medical student knowledge of transgender and intersex health. Endocrine Practice. 23(8): 897-906. https://doi.org/10.4158/EP171758.OR
  • Walker, JA, M Collison, K Beiting, M Huisingh-Scheetz, S Levine, S Shervani, M Martinchek, K Thompson, and LJ Gleason. 2020. “COVID-19 Result Notification Toolkit for Long-term Care Facilities” - AGS/ADGAP COVID-19 Educational Toolkit. Published online at GeriatricsCareOnline.org at https://alphaags.impelsys.com/ProductAbstract/AGS-ADGAP-COVID-19-Educational%20-oolkit/TK016#
  • Collison, M, KJ Beiting, JA Walker, M Huisingh-Scheetz, J Pisano, S Chia, Rachel Marrs, E Landon, S Levine, and LJ Gleason. 2020. “Three-Tiered COVID-19 Cohorting Strategy and Implications for Memory-Care.” J Am Med Dir Assoc. 21(11): 1560-1562. 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.09.001
  • Gleason, LJ, KJ Beiting, JA Walker, S Shervani, J Graupner, K Mittal, KK Lee, S Schrantz, D Johnson, S Levine, and K Thompson. 2020. Using Telementoring to Share Best Practices on COVID-19 in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities. J Am Geriatrics Soc 68(11): E58-E60. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16840


  • BS, 2012, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Microbiology
  • MD, 2016, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston,MA,
  • Residency, 2019, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2020, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Geriatric Medicine