Chris ParkerDirector of Global and Population Health, Research Assistant Professor Georgia Health Policy Center
M.P.H., Emory University
B.Sc., M.B.B.S., University of the West Indies, Mona
Chris Parker is an research assistant professor in the Dean’s Office of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and the director of global and population health at the Georgia Health Policy Center. He holds a leadership role in many of the center’s projects related to public health and program evaluation. His areas of expertise include strategic planning and evaluation, with a particular interest in projects that link population health and health care.
Parker is a skilled facilitator who has guided a significant number of multisectoral, state, and local organizational strategic and evaluation plans. He is the co-principal investigator for Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He also leads the center’s growing health care workforce portfolio with a focus on Georgia’s primary care assets to address gaps in light of the Affordable Care Act, as well as the center’s work on community health needs assessments.
As a trained family physician, who has worked with underserved populations and faith-based organizations, Parker brings his clinical and community linked experiences to addressing current and long-standing public health issues.