PhD Michigan State University
MPH University of Michigan
Carol Parker is Assistant Dean for Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement, Executive Director for Academic Affairs, and Director of Continuing Medical Education. Parker joined the College of Human Medicine in 2005 and in addition to her current roles, has directed the Lansing area graduate medical education consortium and a statewide health information exchange. In addition, Parker has served in a number of interim roles at the college's request including Director of the MPH program, CEO of Flint Area Medical Education corporation and Community Assistant Dean in Flint and Lansing.
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
Throughout her career, Dr. Parker has worked to increase training opportunities for health professionals in medically underserved communities. Parker's areas of interest include program evaluation, curricular continuous quality improvement efforts, assessment methodologies/implementation and interventions to reduce the impact of unconscious bias on access to care and health outcomes.