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Featured Profile: Jerry Parker


Jerry Parker

Dr. Jerry C. Parker is respected and connected – with people and technology.

Parker has had a career as a researcher, an administrator and a practitioner that spans more than 35 years. He is sought after to network, consult and partner by health professionals at the University of Missouri and across the nation. His current interests include health outcomes and advanced health information technology.

Within the School of Medicine, Parker oversees programs in research informatics, health informatics and translational bioinformatics. He led the LIGHT2 project, which created a new comprehensive technology suite that provides global access to electronic medical records amongst multiple healthcare providers and patients. The suite empowers patients with the information they need to proactively manage their care and enables providers to continuously improve their care delivery.

Parker was the director of the MU Missouri Arthritis Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for 15 years. He served on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Advisory Board for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases; additionally, he was a member of the NIH Consensus Panel on Traumatic Brain Injury. In 2008, he received the Distinguished Service Award for lifetime achievement from the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers.

Dr. Jerry Parker is Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research in the School of Medicine, co-director of the MU Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and co-principal investigator for the Coulter Translational Partnership.

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Related Initiative(s):
One Health/One Medicine