Carol J. Parker, PhD, MPH

PhD Michigan State University

MPH University of Michigan

Carol Parker provides administrative leadership to Academic Affairs, leadership to the Continuing Medical Education Office, and serves as the assistant course director for required courses in the MD degree program. As a member of the Shared Discovery Planning Group, the last several years have focused on implementing the college’s new curriculum which entails developing new curriculum and addressing budgetary, space and faculty availabilities. Carol also works closely with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on LCME accreditation including the monitoring and continuous quality improvement requirements.


Scholarly Work 

Parker has a diverse background including assessing student progress, health professions workforce policy, patient safety training for medical residents, stroke quality metrics, and health information exchange organizations and their role in clinical research including the ability to inform transitions of care for stroke patients.


Areas of Interest

Carol is a co-director for one of the four required intersessions for first year medical students (Health Systems Complexities and Patient Vulnerabilities) and the Public Health Intersession. She has taught in many courses for CHM legacy and Shared Discovery Curriculum including Applications of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EPI 547), Health Policy Module (HM 547), Integrative Module (HM 547), and Epidemiology/Evidence Based Medicine Intersession.


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Assistant Dean for Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement
Executive Director for Academic Affairs
Director of Continuing Medical Education
Assistant Professor

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East Lansing, MI 48824

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