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Medical Affairs World Congress


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November 7-8, 2022
Delivered as a Hybrid EventInn at Penn a Hilton Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Debbie Walton, MS, MBA, CPM, CMPP
Director, Global Medical and Scientific Publication at Merck


Debbie Walton is a Director, Global Scientific and Medical Publications, at Merck and Co, Inc.  She has been at Merck over 20 years, the last 10 of which as the lead Publication Manager for key ID/Vaccine programs including Gardasil/Gardasil 9, and Vaccine Confidence (above-brand). In this role, Debbie is responsible for leading teams in the development of the scientific communication platforms, developing and executing global publication plans, and training and mentoring junior staff on publication industry standards and procedures. Debbie is also an ISMPP-Certified Medical Publication Professional. She received a BS in Biology from Eastern University, and a MS in Healthcare Financial Management/MBA in Healthcare Administration from Temple University.  Prior to publication management, Debbie worked as a clinical scientist supporting Merck’s Cardiovascular Franchise, and a Relationship Manager supporting Strategic Global Clinical Development Vendor Partnerships. 

Debbie enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Agenda Sessions

  • Deep Dive into Authorship and ICMJE Criteria