Associate Professor of Family Medicine (Research), Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Research)


Dr. Parker received her Sc.D. in maternal and child health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology from Northwestern University Medical School. She is currently an Associate Professor (Research) in the Department of Family Medicine and an Associate Professor (Research) in the Department of Epidemiology. She is the Director of Community Health and Research of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Currently her research has focused on smoking cessation in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). She was also involved in studies of smoking cessation and relapse prevention among underserved pregnant women and smoking cessation among incarcerated populations. She also was involved in a study to translate the ATP III guidelines into primary care practice. Dr. Parker's interests focus on maternal and child health as well as community-wide studies in cardiovascular disease and COPD.

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