R. David ParkerPh.D.

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Div. of Population Health Sciences, Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies Research Faculty


David Parker is a professor of Public Health and holds a doctorate in epidemiology with a focus in biostatistics. Dr. Parker has more than 100 publications, including peer reviewed manuscripts, policies, white papers, conference presentations, white papers, and technical reports. Over the last 12 years, he has served as PI on more than $15,000,000 in funding in the areas of HIV, STIs, viral hepatitis, homelessness, injection drug use, substance use disorders, and connections to care. 

His research areas include the integration of information technology into healthcare to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. International and domestic projects focus on infectious diseases, international security and information assurance, remote healthcare, and AI/robotics; natural language processing for health condition identification; and use of AI/algorithms to identify vulnerable populations using large data. Projects are developing in partnership with healthcare institutions, governments, insurers, and private/IT healthcare companies. 

Professional & Department Service

  • Director of Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies