Edith A. Parker, MPH, DrPH

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Portrait of Edith Parker, professor and head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Title(s): Professor and Head, Community and Behavioral Health, Director, Prevention Research Center for Rural Health, Professor, Public Policy Center, Office of the Vice President for Research
Department: Community and Behavioral Health
Office: N432A CPHB
Phone: (319) 384-1472

Dr. Parker serves as the Head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health and Directs the UI Prevention Research Center for Rural Health.  Dr. Parker’s research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of community health promotion interventions to improve health status and reduce racial disparities in health, as well as translating and disseminating research findings for program and policy change.  She is also considered an expert on community-based participatory research.

 


Courses Taught

  • Intro to Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

Research Interests

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

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