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DepartmentDepartment of Kinesiology and Health Science (KHS)
Biola AffiliationsFaculty


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at El Paso
  • M.A., Azusa Pacific University
  • B.S., California State University Northridge
  • CHES, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing


Danielle Walker’s teaching experience and interests include global health, epidemiology, community health, public health education, HIV/AIDS, health promotion and disease prevention, health behavior, program evaluation, and ethics. She finds joy in helping students identify their unique gifts and how to use them on a local and global scale. She has a passion to fight injustice, which guided her career in HIV care at CDC and as Executive Director of a nonprofit. Her current research is focused on increasing HIV knowledge and testing to optimize the HIV Continuum of Care in Davao, Philippines. She also has experience in HIV research in Africa, building statistical predictor models for HIV testing, and is exploring how public health models can improve community development in Mexico and Tanzania.

Danielle and her husband are co-founders of Meeting TENTS, a nonprofit that exists to mobilize communities to thrive through empowering local leaders. They focus on merging public health and missions by partnering with global leaders, conducting formal community assessments, and using research methods to drive sustainable goals. Meeting TENTS helps provide avenues for individuals to go on strategic mission trips and use their unique gifts to make a difference around the world.

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