M.P.H., Emory University
B.Sc., M.B.B.S., University of the West Indies, Mona
Chris Parker is 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.