Dr. Jennifer Walton is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University, and an Attending Physician in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, her fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (and completed LEND training during this fellowship), and earned her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.
Dr. Walton is the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Resident Rotation Director for the hospital’s pediatric residency program. She serves on faculty for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program (LEND) at The Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center (a UCEDD), and is the medical lead for the LEND School-Aged Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Dr. Walton serves as co-director of the hospital’s Williams Syndrome Program. She also serves as medical lead of the Southeastern Ohio Interdisciplinary Assessment Team (SEO-IAT), a collaboration of providers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio University Speech and Hearing Center, located in Athens, OH. Dr. Walton is also one of the clinical providers at the hospital’s Child Development Center (an Autism Treatment Network site), and the Behavioral Medicine and Consultation Clinic. Dr. Walton specializes in the identification and management of children with Williams Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, developmental delay, intellectual disability, and other behavioral and developmental disabilities.
In addition, Dr. Walton serves as Secretary of the Pediatrics Section of the National Medical Association (NMA), an organization representing “the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.” Dr. Walton also serves as a Professional Board Member (PBM) on the Board of Directors for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), and is the PBM representative to the board’s executive committee. SNMA is “committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.” She also is a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP), a member of SDBP’s Education Committee, a member and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and a member on the AAP’s Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.