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Name: Kimberly A. Parker, PhD, MPH, CHES
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Health Studies
Phone: 940-898-2899
Email address: Kparker6@twu.edu
Description of research activities:††Dr. Parker conducts qualitative and mixed-methods research involving sexual behaviors that influence STI and HIV transmission in African American men and women. Dr. Parker is the Principle Investigator of a qualitative study which examines the lived experiences of HIV positive African American women in the Deep South and the lead evaluator for the Hope in Our Soul project, an intervention that targets faith based organizations to increase minority participation in HIV prevention research. Dr. Parkerís past research includes serving as the qualitative researcher/evaluator for a HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) ISIS 064 grant in the Atlanta-Metropolitan area, a two years and is a prospective study to estimate the overall HIV type 1 incidence rates in African American women at risk for HIV acquisition. She has also served as the qualitative evaluator for a Phase I clinical trial to assess safety, tolerability, and product acceptability of a vaginal mircobicide gel (UC781) being studied to prevent HIV transmission.
Keywords:†HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, sexual health, ethnic and cultural health, health disparities, qualitative research, mixed-method research design, evaluation research, womenís health.†

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