Donna M Parker

Donna M Parker, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-OFFCE DIVRSTY & HLTH EQ
Business Phone: (352) 273-6656
Business Email: parkerd@ufl.edu

About Donna M Parker

Dr. Parker was born in Jamaica where she attended High School. She immigrated to the United States to attend college and received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Florida International University in 1986. She came to Gainesville in 1986 where she studied at the University of Florida College of Medicine and earned her M.D. degree in 1990. She then completed her residency in Pediatrics at Shands, UF.

For five years she worked at the Alachua County Health Department as a Pediatrician, then returned to the University of Florida in her current positions.

She is motivated by the ever increasing needs of minority children, adolescents and young adults for healthcare, education, nurturing and mentoring. She receives support from her family, close friends, colleagues and co-workers.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Areas of Interest
  • Well-child visits

Publications

2021
Racial Disparities in Child Abuse Medicine.
JAMA pediatrics. [DOI] 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.3601. [PMID] 34661605.
2021
Talking to Children About Race and Racism.
JAMA pediatrics. 175(5) [DOI] 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.7130. [PMID] 33779699.
2021
The Medical Students’ Perspective of Health Disparities and a Race-Based Curriculum: Addressing Disparities in Medical Education.
The journal of applied laboratory medicine. 6(1):307-309 [DOI] 10.1093/jalm/jfaa168. [PMID] 33438738.

Grants

Oct 2021 ACTIVE
Summer Health Professions Education Program – Year 6
Role: Faculty
Funding: ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Oct 2020 – Sep 2021
Summer Health Professions Education Program
Role: Faculty
Funding: ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Oct 2019 – Sep 2020
Summer Health Professions Education Program
Role: Faculty
Funding: ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Dec 2018 – Nov 2019
Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) – Renewal Y3
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Dec 2017 – Nov 2018
Summer Health Professions Education Program
Role: Faculty
Funding: ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION

Education

Residency – Pediatrics
1993 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
1990 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2014-2016,2018
MDT7400 Elect Top/Pediatrics
2018
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship
2018
MDT7090 Elective Topics

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6656
Emails:
Business:
parkerd@ufl.edu