Emily Parker

Emily Parker, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Bloustein School. Before joining Rutgers, she was a NIA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan in the Population Studies Center and received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Cornell University. Dr. Parker’s research examines how public policy and community context matter to the longstanding link between health and poverty. The main areas of her scholarship examine the U.S. health care safety net—specifically the Community Health Center program and Medicaid—as well as federal place-based policies, which target areas of concentrated disadvantage. She also studies the demographic connections between family, gender, race/ethnicity, and public policy.