Faculty Profiles

David Parker

Professor
College of Nursing and Public Health

Nexus Building Room 336
516.877.4512
516.877.4558
RDPARKER@ADELPHI.EDU

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General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

PhD, Epidemiology, University of South Carolina (2008)

Master of Arts, Sociology, Georgia Southern University (2001)

BS, Psychology, Georgia Southern University (1994)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, MORGANTOWN, WV, USA, 2013 –  2019

2013 – 2019 Professor, Associate Professor, Schools of Medicine, Public Health, & Nursing

Domestic and international research on risk factors associated with HIV, STIs, HCV, and correlates including drug use, homelessness, mental illness. Projects were within the framework of improving care access and health outcomes among disenfranchised groups. Health security focus by exploring the impact of public health on security. Courses taught include infectious diseases epidemiology, surveillance systems, and epidemiologic methods.

Served as Investigator on a patient related HRSA funded grant. Provided methodological and statistical support for various research projects extending across the School. Worked with doctoral (PhD, DNP) students to ensure the appropriate methodological considerations are considered and implemented in translational and clinical research activities, focusing primarily on applied approaches.

2014 – 2017 Director, Coordinating Health Services, Epidemiology

Secured external funding from multiple sources to establish a public health based practice and translational research center exploring health access, health care utilization, and health outcomes among medically fragile and housing unstable persons. Ensure best practices adoption and adherence for clinical and ancillary services. Provide services to persons who are homeless and at increased risk of homelessness to improve overall health outcomes. Populations served include previously incarcerated, mentally ill, drug using and other “at-risk” populations.

2014 – 2016 Graduate Director (PhD and MPH), School of Public Health, Epidemiology

Spearheaded development of curriculum and resolves associated issues. Increased student recruitment by targeting underserved populations. Ensures the academic advisement needs of the student are met.

2013 – 2015 Director, Assessment, School of Public Health

Reported to and evaluated by the Dean, this position is responsible for the process of collecting, organizing and interpreting data for the purposes of initial CEPH accreditation and determining the fidelity of the School of Public Health in meeting its mission, goals, and objectives. Provides recommendations on data to measure the School’s effectiveness, identifying and developing necessary data systems, standardizes definitions for required data elements, coordinates and oversees data collection activities, establishes and maintains procedures for data tracking and storage, conducts an annual analysis of these data to assess performance.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, SC, USA, 2002 – 2013

2009 – 2013 Director, Research, Internal Medicine

Founded and managed an epidemiologic and clinical & translational research unit in an internal medicine department with eight subspecialties including infectious diseases, rheumatology, dermatology, endocrinology, allergy and immunology, cardiology and general internal medicine. Developed research collaborations between basic scientists and sub-specialty clinicians. Provided methodological and statistical support for various research projects extending across divisions, departments and the University.

2008 – 2013 Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine

International and domestic research focused on HIV/ STIs among injecting and other drug users, homeless, mentally ill, commercial sex workers and other marginalized populations. Responsible for project management, data management, contract negotiations, coordination of division inter-organizational research projects as well as data management and data systems development.

2004 – 2013 Director, Office of Supportive Housing Services, Internal Medicine

Secured external funding from multiple sources to establish a public health-based practice and translational research center exploring health access, health care utilization, and health outcomes among medically fragile and housing unstable persons. Ensure best practices adoption and adherence for clinical and ancillary services. Provide services to persons who are homeless and at increased risk of homelessness to improve overall health outcomes. Populations served include previously incarcerated, mentally ill, drug using and other “at-risk” populations.

2003 – 2004 Director of MCC Clinic, Internal Medicine

As the first director, designed an effective system to provide support to clinicians, patients, and staff. Supervised HIV medical clinic staff and managed clinic operations for the state’s largest HIV clinic. Developed and implemented data collection and service monitoring systems to ensure that care was provided in accordance with public health service guidelines. Additional responsibilities included grant writing and management, data collection and management, reporting, program development and implementation, cost containment.

2002 – 2003 Quality Management Coordinator – Internal Medicine

Created a data collection system to measure and analyze outcomes for health, social service and medical systems for persons with HIV including health care, public health, social service and state corrections programs and staff. Collected and analyzed data for health outcomes, reporting, grant writing and contract development.

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