Carol Parker, PhD, MPH

Carol  Parker, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Dean for Administration
  • Assistant Dean for Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine


Carol Parker oversees the college’s efforts to continuously evaluate the MD educational program for consistency with accreditation expectations as well as provides administrative leadership and the Dean's Office. Carol earned her doctorate in epidemiology from the college and a masters in public health from the University of Michigan. Carol is the director for one of the four required intersessions for first year medical students (Health Systems Complexities and Patient Vulnerabilities) and a co-director of the Public Health Intersession. She has taught in many courses for CHM legacy and Shared Discovery Curriculum including Applications of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EPI 547), Health Policy Module (HM 547), Integrative Module (HM 547), and Epidemiology/Evidence Based Medicine Intersession.

In addition to her administrative and teaching roles, Carol has a diverse scholarly background including assessing student progress, health professions workforce policy, patient safety training for medical residents, stroke quality metrics, and health information exchange organizations and their role in clinical research including the ability to inform transitions of care for stroke patients.