About CHRT

Mareesha Walker

Mareesha D. Walker

Public health lead educator , Detroit Health Department

Mareesha D. Walker is a public health lead educator at the Childhood Lead Poisoning Intervention and Prevention Program of the Detroit Health Department (DHD). She is part of a small team that educates Detroit residents about the dangers of lead exposure, performs capillary testing for children ages one to six, and provides resources for families and healthcare providers to support those with elevated blood lead levels.

Prior to joining the DHD, Walker owned a full spectrum doula practice in the Metro DC area. She also worked as a community education specialist with the Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children’s National Hospital and as a classroom teacher for DC public charter schools.

Walker has a bachelor’s degree in health education from Howard University and a master of science in administration degree from Trinity Washington University with a specialization in organizational management and public and community health. She is also a certified health education specialist, a certified birth and bereavement doula, and a certified fertility advocate.