Faculty & Research
Benita Walton-Moss: Faculty Directory
Benita J. Walton-Moss, PhD, FNP-BC
"Substance abuse, partner violence and human immunodeficiency virus are tremendous problems for women, not only personally but on the family and public health levels as well. Working at the intersection of these problems is more likely to reduce these and other coexisting problems for women and their families."
A member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing faculty since 1997, Dr. Benita Walton-Moss has focused her work as an educator, a clinician and a researcher at the intersection of women’s health, substance abuse and intimate partner violence. Recognizing that domestic violence can act as an additional complicating factor for women working to overcome substance abuse, she has sought to develop and refine a cognitive behavioral therapy to help clinicians address these twin problems among women in drug treatment settings. In her faculty practice, Dr. Walton-Moss provides gynecological care for women both at the Johns Hopkins Program for Alcohol and Other Drug Dependencies and the Johns Hopkins Hospital Breast Center.