Ryan W. Walters, PhD
Ryan W. Walters, PhD

Ryan W. Walters, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments


  • Medicine


  • Assistant Professor



  • BS, Minnesota State University, 2005
  • MS, Missouri State University, 2007
  • PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015

Publications and Presentations


  • Cross-classified models, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, 2016
  • Mechanical ventilation in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome and treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Impact on hospital and 30-day post-discharge survival, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Journal, 62, 607-612, 2016
  • Effect of compliance with a nurse-led ICU-checklist on clinical outcomes in mechanically and non-mechanically ventilated patients., Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, 31, 252-257, 2016
  • Intra-individual variability of physical activity in older adults with and without mild Alzheimer’s disease, PLoS One, 11, e0153898, 2016
  • Serum hyperchloremia as a risk factor for acute kidney injury in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, 29, 7-11, 2016
  • Liberal manipulation of ventilator settings and its impact on tracheostomy rate and ventilator-free days, Respiratory Care, 61, 30-35, 2016
  • Introduction to multilevel models for longitudinal data, Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging, 1-5, 2015
  • Design and feasibility of a Hatha yoga intervention for smoking cessation, Journal of Smoking Cessation, 11, 1-10, 2014
  • The application of statistical analysis in the biomedical sciences, Drug Information: A guide for pharmacists, 351-458, 2014
  • Aggregated N-of-1 randomized controlled trials: Modern data analytics applied to a clinically valid method of intervention effectiveness, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 138-150, 2014
  • The effect of a mechanical ventilation discontinuation protocol in patients with simple and difficult weaning: Impact on clinical outcomes, Respiratory Care, 59, 170-177, 2014
  • Evidence that aerobic fitness is more salient than weight status in predicting standardized math and reading outcomes in 4th-8th grade students, Journal of Pediatrics, 163, 344-348, 2013
  • The use of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors γ-agonist rosiglitazone to treat airway hyperreactivity, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 109, 75-77, 2012
  • The application of statistical analysis in the biomedical sciences, Drug Information: A guide for pharmacists, 361-460, 2011
  • Educational technology: Who is using what where? The development of an online database for pharmacy educators, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 75, 87, 2011
  • Relationship between vitamin D, parathyroid hormone and bone health, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 96, 436-446, 2011
  • Impact of statin use on heart failure mortality, International Journal of Cardiology, 147, 438-443, 2011
  • Faculty and student expectations and perceptions of e-mail communication in a campus and distance doctor of pharmacy program, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74, 191, 2010
  • A novel cardiovascular risk screening and health promotion service learning course, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2, 228-237, 2010
  • National survey of volunteer pharmacy preceptors: Effects of region, practice, setting, and population density on responses, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 23, 265-272, 2010
  • An instructional model for teaching a nonprescription therapeutics course: Evaluating six years of experience, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 73, 131, 2009
  • The impact of pharmacist intervention on diabetes patients in an ambulatory setting, Diabetes Spectrum, 22, 241-246, 2009
  • Risk of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in burn patients with inhalation injury treated with high frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) versus volume controlled ventilation (VCV): A systematic review, Burns