M.P.H., Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
B.Sc., M.B.B.S., University of the West Indies (UWI) -Mona
Chris Parker joined the staff of the GHPC in a consultative capacity in May 2003 to facilitate work on a cancer-related project that provided support and assistance to the Central Georgia Cancer Coalition as they planned for designation as a Regional Program of Excellence (RPE).
His policy interests are reflected in the projects that he continues to be engaged in at the GHPC. These include the examination of select Community Health Initiatives on behalf of the Commonwealth Fund, an assessment of the public health districts in Georgia and an examination of the issues surrounding health care coverage for the Uninsured.
In 2011, Chris received his Master of Public Health with a focus in Health Policy and Management from the Rollins School of Public Health. While there, he authored and presented papers looking at Prescription Drug Benefits for the Medicare population, Improving Access for the Uninsured, and the Prescription Practices of HMO Physicians. Chris also holds an MBBS (medical degree) from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.