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Veronica G Parker

Alumni Distinguished Professor
Director, Center for Research on Health Disparities




Office: 404 Edwards
Phone: 864-656-0984
Email:
VERONIC@clemson.edu
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 Educational Background

Ph.D. Biostatistics
Medical University of South Carolina 1994

B.S. Physics-Engineering
College of Charleston 1984

B.S. Engineering Analysis - Concentration in Bioengineering
Clemson University 1986

 Courses Taught

Nursing Research (undergraduate program)
Nursing Research Analysis (Statistics--graduate program)
Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DNP graduate program)

 Profile

Dr. Veronica G. Parker is an Alumni Distinguished Professor at Clemson University, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, School of Nursing. Dr. Parker is also the Director of the Center for Research on Health Disparities, and a CUSHR Faculty Scholar. She earned a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the Medical University of South Carolina, a BS in Engineering Analysis (concentration in Bioengineering) from Clemson University, and a BS in Physics-Engineering from the College of Charleston. She is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. Dr. Parker teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs at Clemson, in the areas of nursing research, clinical epidemiology, and research analysis (statistics). Dr. Parker has expertise in the areas of categorical data analysis, path analyses, statistical analysis of survey and chronic disease registry data, and big data analytics (to name a few). Dr. Parker has secured over $10 million in collaborative internal and external research funding thus far at Clemson. Dr. Parker’s current research interests are in the areas of health disparities/health equity, quality of life and well-being, resilience, spirituality, and health risk behaviors in vulnerable and underserved populations.

 Research Interests

My current research interests are in the areas of health disparities/health equity, quality of life and well-being, resilience, spirituality, eustress, and health risk behaviors in vulnerable and underserved populations. I have expertise in the areas of categorical data analysis, path analyses, statistical analysis of survey and chronic disease registry data, and big data analytics (to name a few). I have served as biostatistician on a number of funded projects, and have been a PI or Co-I on several previously funded grants addressing recruitment/retention of underrepresented minorities in research. I have been involved in asset mapping of community resources in rural racial/ethnic minority communities in SC, and in health-related program evaluations. At Clemson University, I am Director of the Center for Research on Health Disparities, an Alumni Distinguished Professor, and a CUSHR Faculty Scholar.

 Research Publications

Moch S, Parker V, Young L, & Valentine K. (In press). “Teamwork and coaching for successful manuscript development: A novel approach.” Nursing Education Perspectives.

Mayo R, Parker V, Sherrill W, Coltman K, Hudson M, Nichols C, Yates A, Pribonic A. (2016). “Cutting Corners: Provider perceptions of interpretation services and factors related to use of an ad hoc interpreter.” Hisp Health Care Int. Jun;14(2):73-80. doi: 10.1177/1540415316646097. Epub 2016 Apr 29.

Steck M, Eggert J, Parker V, Crandall L, Holady B. (2016). “Assessing awareness of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) among nurse practitioners: A Pilot Study.” Int Arch Nurs Health Care. 2:041 ISSN: 2469-5823 Volume 2 | Issue 2.

Eggert J, Dye C, Vincent E, Parker V, Daily S, Pham H, Watson A, Summey H, Roy T. (2015). “Effects of viewing a preferred nature image and hearing preferred music on engagement, agitation, and mental status in persons with dementia.” SAGE Open Medicine, January-December 2015 3: 2050312115602579, first published on August 31, 2015 DOI: 10.1177/2050312115602579.

Gibson L, Thomas S, Parker V, Mayo R, Wetsel M. (2014). “Breast cancer fear in African American breast cancer survivors.” J of Cultural Diversity. Winter 21(4), 135-44.

Mayo R, Sherrill W, Griffin S, Parker V. (2012). “Content, placement, and acquisition of cancer education for Latino patient care: A qualitative study of medical and nursing students.” J Cancer Educ. Dec;27(4):618-24. doi: 10.1007/s13187-012-0406-4.

Krussig K, Willoughby D, Parker V, Ross P. (2012). “Obesity among nurses: Prevalence and impact on work.” American J for Nurse Practitioners, July/Aug 16(7/8). 14-21.

Parker V, Coles C, & Black V. (2012). “Foreword.” Family and Community Health, Jan/March 35(1): 2-4.

Bendik M, Mayo R, Parker V. (2011). “Knowledge, perceptions, and motivations related to HPV vaccination among college women.” J of Cancer Education. Sep 26(3): 459-64.

Croteau S, Howe L, Timmons S, Nilson L, Parker V. (2011). “Evaluation of the effectiveness of ‘The Village’: A pharmacology education teaching strategy.” Nursing Education Perspectives. Sep-Oct 32(5): 338-41.

Logan B, Davis L, Parker V. (2010). “An inter-institutional academic collaborative partnership to end health disparities.” Health Education & Behavior, August 37(4): 580-592.

Parker V, Coles C, Logan B, Davis L. (2010). “The LIFE Project: A community-based weight loss intervention program for rural African American women.” Family and Community Health, April/June 33(2): 133-143.

Haynes D, Pruitt R, Watt P, Parker V, Price K (2010). Controlling metabolic syndrome in the Latino population: Support for current guidelines. Hisp Health Care International, 8(2):85-92.

Case R, Haynes D, Holaday B, Parker V. (2010). “Evidence-based nursing: The role of the Advanced RN in the management of heart failure patients in the outpatient setting.” Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, March/April 29(2): 57-64 [ANCC/AACN 2.3 contact hours].

Lee EJ, Jackson B, Parker V, DuBose L, Botchway P. (2009). “Influence of family resources and coping behaviors on well-being of African American and Caucasian parents of school-age children with asthma.” ABNF Journal, 20(1):5-11.

 Honors and Awards

Fall 1994-Present Professor, School of Nursing, Clemson University (Tenured 2000)
Spring 2007-Present Director, Center for Research on Health Disparities, CU
April 2015-Present Faculty Scholar (Rank of Professor), CU School of Health Research
August 2015-Present Alumni Distinguished Professor, Clemson University
August 2018-Present Advisory Committee on Minority Health, US DHHS

 Links

VGP CV Fall_2016
VGP CV Fall_2016
VGP CV 2018