Global Health Mentor Megan Parker

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Megan Parker in the field

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GGG_mentor_parker, meganMegan E. Parker

Global Health Mentor

Global Health Mentors are alumni with substantial global health
experience who are willing to provide career advice, connections and
mentoring to current Gillings students interested in a global health career.

Megan Parker joined PATH in August 2012 as a nutrition research officer in the Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Division. Before joining PATH, Megan worked as a postdoctoral fellow for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and conducted maternal and child health intervention research (PM2A program) in Burundi in affiliation with Catholic Relief Services, Food for the Hungry, International Medical Corps, and CARITAS. Read More

She completed a PhD in the field of nutrition interventions and epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MSc in international nutrition at McGill University. Her research to date has focused on infant and young child feeding practices and care, HIV and PMTCT, child growth, and behavior change communication in Kenya, Malawi, and Burundi.


  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Myanmar
  • Brazil

Areas of Interest

  • Nutrition interventions
  • MCH
  • Infant and young child feeding and care issues
  • Seasonal effects on diet adequacy
  • Child Anthropometry Monitoring
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Nutrition policy
  • Operations research
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Sexual/reproductive health
  • HIV/AIDS policy
  • Health outcomes measurement


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