Dr. Donna Parker's research interests are:
1) Maternal and child health issues
- Smoking cessation and relapse prevention during pregnancy and the postpartum period, particularly among underserved populations;
- Preventing environmental tobacco smoke exposure to newborn infants;
- Postpartum depression among women with partner abuse;
2) Cardiovascular epidemiology
- Translating the ATP III Cholesterol Education Guidelines into Primary Care Practice (Co-PI and Director of Evaluation).
Dr. Parker received her Sc.D. in maternal and child health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology from Northwestern University Medical School. She is currently an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Community Health and she is the Associate Director of Community Health and Research of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Currently her research has focused on smoking cessation and relapse prevention among underserved pregnant women as well as addressing prevention of exposure of newborns and infants to secondhand smoke. She also is currently involved in a study to translate the ATP III guidelines into primary care practice. Dr. Parker's interests focus on maternal and child health as well as community-wide studies in cardiovascular disease.
DONNA PARKER, SCD
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