Myra Parker, JD/MPH/PhD, is an enrolled member of the Mandan and Hidatsa Tribes from Fort Berthold, North Dakota. She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University in 1996. She received her law degree in 2001 from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona with a concentration in Federal Indian Law. In 2002 she obtained her Masters in Public Health from the Mel and Enid Zuckerman School of Public Health at the University of Arizona with a specialization in Health Policy and Administration. Myra worked for two years at the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona as a policy advisor and research coordinator for one of the first Native American Research Centers for Health. Prior to receiving her doctoral degree in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health in 2010, she served as Policy Advisor for Tribal Affairs for then-Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano for one year. Myra has worked with urban Indian communities and tribes for over ten years in health policy and research. She is currently an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She works in the Center for Health and Risk Behavior and collaborates extensively with the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute.
Rivers PA, Fotler MD, Parker M. (2005). Environmental Assessment of the Indian Health Service. Health Care Management Review, 30(4):293-303.
Current Research Grants:
-Alcohol Policies and Alcohol-Related Deaths and Injuries in Tribal Communities
-Ina Maka Family Program