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- PhD, University of South Carolina, School of Public Health, 2008
M. Cima & RD Parker. Impact of Homelessness and Unstable Housing on Adolescent Health. Mental Health & Prevention (7) 2017, 8-11.
Parker RD, & Rüütel K. STI prevalence, knowledge, & behaviors among professional defence forces in a Northern European nation. Cent Eur J Public Health. 2017 Mar;25(1):11-14. doi: 10.21101/cejph.a4498.
RD Parker & M. Regier. Small Scope Practice Based Study Design for the Clinic Based Researcher. Medical Care, accepted, March 2017.
Parker, RD, Mangine C, Cima MJ, Hendricks BM, McIe S & Sarwari A. Identifying Factors Related to Increased Adherence to HIV Treatment and Care at a Rural Appalachian HIV Clinic. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2017 Jan - Feb;28(1):67-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2016.09.002.
Singh, S., Parker, RD, Mark-Karew, M., White, R., & Fisher, M. Lyme Disease in West Virginia: An assessment of distribution and clinician’s knowledge of disease and surveillance. WV Med J. 2016 Jul-Aug;112(4):48-54.
Weissman, S., Singh, S., Dykema, S., & Parker RD. Randomized Controlled Trial: 4 Month versus 6 Month Monitoring of HIV-infected Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. J Community Health (2016) 41: 1044. doi:10.1007/s10900-016-0188-4
RD Parker, K Rüütel, L Lõhmus, A Valk, T Aavik. Homonegativity and associated factors among men who have sex with men. J Community Health. 2016 Aug;41(4):717-23. doi: 10.1007/s10900-015-0145-7.
Parker, RD & Regier, M. Vulnerability Risk Modeling: Combining Cyber Security & Epidemiology to Enhance National Defense. National Cybersecurity Institute Journal. 2016; 3(1).
K Rüütel, RD Parker, L Lõhmus, A Valk, & T Aavik. HIV and STI testing and related factors among men who have sex with men in Estonia. AIDS Care and Behavior. ePub, February 6, 2016.
Parker RD, Lõhmus L, Valk A, Mangine C, Rüütel K. Outcomes associated with anxiety and depression among men who have sex with men in Estonia. J Affect Disord. 2015 Sep 1;183:205-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.05.014. Epub 2015 May 15
Parker RD, Regier M, Widmeyer J, Rüütel K. HIV/STI prevalence study among military conscripts in Estonia. J Community Health. 2015 Apr;40(2):271-5.
Cima M, Parker RD, Ahmed Y, Cook S, Dykema S, Dukes K, Albrecht S, Weissman S. Cause of death in HIV-infected patients in South Carolina (2005-2013). Int J STD AIDS. 2016 Jan;27(1):25-32. doi: 10.1177/0956462415571970. Epub 2015 Feb 17
Regier MD, Parker RD; Smoothing using fractional polynomials: an alternative to polynomials and splines in applied research. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics May 2015;7(4):275-283. doi: 10.1002/wics.1355.
Sanasi- Bhola, K.; Weissman, S.; Horvath, J.; Berdel, R.; Albrecht, S.; Whitmire, M.; Parker, RD; H Albrecht. Risk Factors for Infections after Open Fractures - Opportunities for Improving Prophylactic Antimicrobial Therapy. Open Forum Infect Dis (Fall 2014) (suppl1): S200.doi: 10.1093 /ofid / ofu052 .416.
Parker, RD, Regier, M, Widmeyer, J & Rüütel, K. Reported Contraceptive Use, Risk Behaviors, and STIs among Military Conscripts in Estonian Defense Forces. Int J STD AIDS 2015;26(11):815-20. doi: 10.1177/0956462414555932. Epub October 2014.
Parker, RD, Regier, M, Brown, Z, & Davis, S. An inexpensive, interdisciplinary, methodology to conduct an impact study of homeless persons on hospital based services. Journal of Community Health. ePub ahead of print, June 2014.
S. Weissman, MD, RD Parker, PhD, W. Siddiqui, MD, S. Dykema, MHA, & J. Horvath, MD. Vertebral Osteomyelitis: Retrospective Review of 11 Years’ Experience. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Published online ahead of print, January 2014.
Parker, RD & Dykema, S. Differences in Risk Behaviours, Care Utilization, and Comorbidities among Homeless Persons Based on HIV Status. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Published online ahead of print, 24 September 2013.
RD Parker & S. Dykema. The Reality of Homeless Mobility and Implications for Improving Care. Journal of Community Health. August 2013.
Parker, RD & Albrecht, H. Barriers to Care and Service Needs among Chronically Homeless Persons in a Housing First Program. Journal of Professional Case Management. November/December, 2012.
Parker, RD & Farkas, C. Modeling Estimated Risk for Cyber Attacks: Merging Public Health and Cyber Security. Journal of Information Security and Assurance. May, 2012. .
Kristi Rüütel, R. David Parker, Igor Sobolev, Helle-Mai Loit. Tuberculosis knowledge among injecting drug users visiting syringe exchange programme in Tallinn, Estonia. Central European Journal of Public Health, 2012; 20 (4): 248–251.
Rüütel, K, Uustina, V, & Parker, RD. Piloting HIV rapid testing in community based settings in Estonia. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. September, 2012.
Parker, RD. Increasing Security through Public Health: A Practical Model. Journal of Special Operations Medicine, 2011 Fall;11(4):4-8.
Parker, RD & Rüütel, K. Associations of High Risk Behavior and HIV Status with HIV Knowledge among Persons in Tallinn, Estonia. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health; November, 2010.
Parker RD Kuidas rääkida HIV-nakatumisest oma lähedastele . English:How to talk with your loved ones about your HIV Status. In: Instituut TA, editor. Tallinn: Tervis Arengu Instituut; 2010.
Parker, RD & Rüütel, K. A Surveillance Report of HIV Status and High Risk Behaviors among Rapid Testing Participants in Tallinn, Estonia. Journal of AIDS and Behavior; August, 2010.
Parker, RD. Housing as an Intervention on Hospitalizations Service Access among Chronically Homeless Persons with Disabilities. Journal of Urban Health; December, 2010.
Tripathi A, Parker RD, Rüütel K. HIV risk behaviour knowledge, substance use and unprotected sex in men who have sex with men in Tallinn, Estonia. Euro Surveill.;14(48), December, 2009.
Dr. Parker has served as the Principal / Co Principal Investigator on more than $15,000,000 in funding from sources including: US Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); US Department of Defense; various State and Local governments, international governments; as well as private industry contracts and grants.
Active Project Content Areas (June 2017)
Cybersecurity risk models
High risk sexual behaviors & health outcomes
Healthcare access, health outcomes, & housing
Machine learning for model development
EPID 663. Public Health Surveillance. 3 Hours.
PR: EPID 601 or EPID 611 with a minimum grade of B. This course includes presentations and discussions of epidemiologic principles, basic statistical analysis, public health surveillance, field investigations, surveys and sampling, and epidemiologic aspects of current major public health problems in international health. The course will cover chronic and infectious diseases surveillance, and procedures and policies for data collection, compilation, and reporting. Metrics developed by the WHO will be used.
EPID 712. Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology. 3 Hours.
PR: EPID 711 or permission of instructor. Quantitative methods essential to core training of epidemiology majors, covering crude analysis of categorical and continuous variables, confounding, sensitivity analysis, effect measure modification, logistic regression, Poisson regression and negative binomial regression, and survival analysis.
EPID 771. Infectious Diseases Epidemiology. 3 Hours.
PR: Permission of instructor. This course is designed to cover the basic epidemiological, public health, economic, surveillance, prevention and other issues related to infectious diseases. The focus includes the major infectious diseases experienced globally as well as those specific to the United States.
About R. David Parker
David Parker is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health and in the Department of Family and Community Health in the School of Nursing. He earned a doctor of philosophy in epidemiology in 2008 from the University of South Carolina.
Entering public health in 1999, he has held multiple roles, including research, teaching, administration, information technology, quality management, and direct services. International work in HIV and STIs began in 2007 in Estonia. Since 2015, he has helped address homelessness and housing /health care related issues among persons experiencing homelessness and persons at increased risk of homelessness in West Virginia with direct service and research programs in 50 counties in West Virginia.
Through applied research his areas of focus are risk behaviors; inter/national defense and health security; surveillance systems; and care access.
David Parker is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Community Health and the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.