Chris Parker, MBBS, MPH
Georgia State University, Georgia Health Policy Center
Dr. Chris Parker is an Associate Project Director at the Georgia Health Policy Center in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University. He joined the Center in 2003 and has played a pivotal role in many of the Center’s projects relating to public health and program evaluation. He has worked in a leadership capacity on a variety of projects that reflect his areas of expertise and interest with a particular focus on public health and evaluation.
Chris has also been an integral part of the Center’s resource team in the facilitation and development of a significant number of state and local organizational strategic and evaluation plans including: Georgia Chronic Disease Prevention Plan, Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, Georgia Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan, and the Georgia Cardiovascular Health Initiative Plan. Most recently Chris has been designated as the Lead Investigator for the Center’s growing healthcare workforce portfolio with a focus on Georgia’s primary care assets and gaps and the implications for policy action in light of the Affordable Care Act.
Chris is a graduate from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University where he completed his MPH degree, focusing in Health Policy and Management in 2001. As a trained family physician who has worked with underserved populations and faith based organizations, he brings a wealth of significant clinical experiences to his understanding of public health and workforce issues.