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Department ofPublic Health

Michele Parker


Michele Parker

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

  • B.S., University of California, San Diego, Biochemistry and Cell Biology

  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, Cancer Biology

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard University, Polyak Lab for Breast Cancer Research

Today's public health problems require cross-disciplinary solutions. I collaborate with teams in the School of Engineering to bring health education, low-cost medical technology, and mental health awareness to marginalized communities in regions of Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.

  • PHSC 1 Human Health and Disease

  • PHSC 103 Advanced Global Health
  • PHSC 124 Health Consequences of a Western Lifestyle

  • PHSC 150 Evidence-Based Public Health

  • PHSC 190 Public Health Senior Capstone

  • PHSC 193 Engineering World Health
  • A. Estrada, C. Edgerton, K. Fairchok, M. Parker, A. Jezak, C. Pavelka, H. Lee, L. Doyle and A. Feldmeth. Addressing Water Insecurity with a Greywater Hydroponics System in South Africa, 2020 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2020.

  • R. Albright-Borden, P. Nelken, S. Sparagana, S. Thompson, J. Wang, L. Doyle, H. Lee, M. Parker, SK Wilson."Combating Food Insecurity with Large Scale Aquaponics: A Case Study in Silicon Valley," 2019 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2019, pp. 1-5.

  • N. Gerbino, D. Heil, C. Hultquist, J. Lanoha, R. McDonagh, H. McNamara, M. Seely, H. Lozano, P. Asuri, M. Parker, C. Stephens. "Development of CERVIS: Cervical cancer Early Response Visual Identification System," 2019 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2019, pp. 1-4.

  • Bebla A, Diwan M, Smith E, Parker MT, Kenyon K, Pagnani S, Pasco K, Sotelo-Jimenez S, Smith B, Figueira S. HedhiHelp - A Health Education App for Girls in Rural Kenya. IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2018, pp. 1-6.

  • Cruden K, Sparagana S, Parker, MT, Alt M, Fournier J, Krenek M, Paton W, Asuri P. Frugal Skin Graft Expansion Device: An affordable, modular, and autoclavable skin meshing device for the developing world. IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, 2018, pp. 1-6.

  • Mac K, Tromburg TM, Parker MT, Morrison N, O’Connor S, Weber C, Kim U. Screening donated breast milk in the developing world: Market evaluation and needs identification for rapid and sustainable methods of screening donated milk at human milk banks. IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2017.

  • Krop I, Parker MT*, Bloushtain-Qimron N, Porter D, Gelman R, Sasaki H, Maurer M, Terry MB, Parsons R, Polyak K. HIN-1, an inhibitor of cell growth, invasion, and Akt activation. Cancer Research 65(21):9659-69, 2005.

  • Krop I, Player A, Tablante A, Taylor-Parker M, Lahti-Domenici J, Fukuoka J, Batra SK, Papadopoulos N, Richards WG, Sugarbaker DJ, Wright RL, Shim J, Stamey TA, Sellers WR, Loda M, Meyerson M, Hruban R, Jen J, Polyak K. Frequent HIN-1 Promoter Methylation and Lack of Expression in Multiple Human Tumor Types. Mol Cancer Res 2(9):489-94, 2004.

  • Book Chapter: JD Martinez, M Taylor Parker, KE Fultz, NA Ignatenko, and EW Gerner. Molecular Biology of Cancer, Chapter 1, Burger’s Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, Sixth Edition, Volume 5: Chemotherapeutic Agents, 2003.

  • MT Parker, EW Gerner. Polyamine-mediated post-transcriptional regulation of COX-2. Biochimie (84):815-819, 2002.

  • A Baines, MT Parker, C Renaud, EW Gerner and M Nelson. Selenomethionine inhibits growth and modulates COX-2 protein expression in human colon cancer cell lines. Cancer Biology and Therapy 1(4):370-4, 2002.

Valeriote Goldman Symposium: Public Health & Social Justice