Edith Parker

Title & Affiliation
Senior Faculty Affiliate Health Policy Research Program
Dean College of Public Health
Professor Department of Community and Behavioral Health
Director Prevention Research Center for Rural Health

Education

  • DrPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1995
  • MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1989
Bio

Edith Parker's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and focuses on the design of community health promotion interventions that address social determinants of health and health disparities.

A nationally recognized expert on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Parker's work centers on engaging community members in the design, implementation, and evaluation of research interventions, and translating and disseminating research findings for program and policy change. She has consulted on community-academic partnerships in Alabama, California, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Canada, and has published extensively on the use and evaluation of such partnerships. Parker served on the faculty of the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan before joining the University of Iowa in 2010.

Research Interests

  • Community engagement and outreach
  • Environmental health interventions
  • Global public health
  • Health equity
  • The development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based participatory interventions to improve health status