Philip Walker MLIS, MS

Philip Walker is the director of the Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Mr. Walker earned a master’s in library and information science from Louisiana State University and a master’s in health informatics from the University of Missouri and is currently enrolled in the doctorate in health informatics program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Philip is an adjunct faculty member of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing with research interests pertaining to the information needs and information seeking behavior of the health sciences community, biomedical and health informatics, knowledge translation, evidence-based practice, and information ecology. Philip has authored or co-authored several papers, conference presentations, and a book chapter. He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association and the American Nursing Informatics Association. Philip is the recipient of the 2019 Friend of Nursing Award from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the 2022 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Award for Outstanding Support to Faculty and Students.