Allied Health Sciences

Associate Professor
BS Public Health, Program Director
The Collaboratory, Executive Director
Focus: Health Disparities

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(518) 694-7361

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Wendy M. Parker, PH.D.


  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University
  • M.A. in Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University
  • C.A.S., Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University 
  • M.P.A. in Public Administration and Public Policy, Binghamton University 
  • B.A. in Political Science, State University of New York at Cortland


  • Medical Sociology 
  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • Research Methods
  • First Year Experience
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Seminar in Health Professions


My research interests span the fields of health and health care, family, and social policy, examining the causes of social inequalities throughout the life course. Since joining ACPHS, I have begun exploring disparities in complex patient populations and continuing my work in women and children's health and health care. Some of my most recent projects explore the role of health literacy and social support on medication management for Chronic Kidney Disease patients. Additionally, I have also been looking at modern reproductive health questions around assisted reproductive technology as well as understanding the patient and provider interaction.


Donato, KM*, Moore, K.*, Parker, WM., Gritz, E., Amos, CI, Lu, KH, Lynch, PM, Rodriguez-Bigas, MA, You, YN, Peterson, SK, and Burton-Chase, AM. 2020. “Health and Lifestyle Behaviors in Colorectal Cancer Survivors with and without Lynch Syndrome”, Journal of Community Genetics. doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00421-y. 11:59. (published online 4/2019)

Parker, WM., Hennig, K., and Burton-Chase, AM. 2019. "For women Lynch syndrome is about more than colon cancer." Cancer Prevention Research: 12 (12). canprevres.0069.2019

DeCoster, B. and Parker, WM. 2019. “Rhetorical Pasts, Rhetorical Futures: Reflecting on the Legacy of Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Future of Feminist Health Literacy” Peitho; 21.3; 626-644.

Malik, S*., Master, Z, Parker, WM, DeCoster, B, and Campo-Engelstein. 2019. In Our Own Words: A Qualitative Exploration of Complex Patient-Provider Interactions in an LGBTQ Population” Canadian Journal of Bioethics, Vol 2, N 2.

Hennig K, DeCoster B, Chu R, Parker WM, Campo-Engelstein L, Burton-Chase AM. 2018. Patients Educating Health Care Providers on Lynch Syndrome: A Qualitative Study. Patient Experience Journal, 5(3), Article 12.

Campo-Engelstein L, Aziz R, Raffeale J, Darivemila S, Bhatni R, Parker WM. 2018. Freezing Fertility or Freezing False Hope?: A Content Analysis of Social Egg-Freezing in the Popular Media. American Journal of Bioethics: Empirical Bioethics (In Press).

Burton-Chase AM, Parker WM, Donato KM, McCormick S, Gritz E, Amos CI, Lu KH, Lynch PM, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, You YN, Peterson SK. 2018. Health-related quality of life in colorectal cancer survivors: Are there differences between sporadic and hereditary patients?” Journal of Patient Reported Outcomes, 2, 21.

Campo-Engelstein, L., Aziz,R*., Raffeale, J.*, Darivemila, S.*, Bhatnia, R. and Parker, W.M. 2018. "Freezing the Clock: A Content Analysis of Social Egg-Freezing in the Popular Media," American Journal of Bioethics: Empirical Bioethics (In Press).

Parker, W.M., Donato, K*., Cardone, KE., and Cerulli, J. 2017. “Self-Confidence in Experiential Education: Building Towards Systematic Training of Medication Therapy Management,” Pharmacy, 5(3), 39; doi:10.3390/pharmacy5030039

Burton-Chase AM, Parker WM, *Hennig K, *Sisson F, Bruzzone LL 2017. “The Use of Social Media to Recruit Participants With Rare Conditions: Lynch Syndrome as an Example,” JMIR Research Protocols 2017;6(1):e12 DOI: 10.2196/resprot.6066 PMID: 28115298

Parker, W.M., Ferreira, K.*, Vernon, L.*, and Cardone, K.E. 2016. “The Delicate Balance of Keeping It All Together: Using Social Capital to Manage Multiple Medications for Patients on Dialysis,” Research on Social and Administrative Pharmacy; 13 (4): p 738-745.

Wilmoth, J.M., London, A.S. and Parker, W.M. 2011. “Sex Differences in the Relationship between Military Service Status and Functional Limitations and Disabilities,” Population Research and Policy Review. 30: 333-354.

Usdansky, M.L. and Parker, W.M. 2011. “How Money Matters: College, Motherhood, Earnings, and Wives’ Housework,” Journal of Family Issues. 32 (11): 1449-1473.

Wilmoth, J.M., London, A.S. and Parker, W.M. 2010. “Military Service and Men’s Self-Rated Health Trajectories in Later Life,” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 65B(6): 744-754. London, A.S. and Parker, W.M. 2009. “Incarceration and Post-Incarceration Living Arrangements: Findings from the National Health and Social Life Survey.” Journal of Family Issues. 30 (6): 787-812.


Parker WM. Social Determinants of Health. Albany Medical College, Health Care and Society Course. 2018.

Gawdat M, Parker WM, Johnsen A, Baumeister T, Cardone KE. 2018. Medicare part D coverage of phosphate binders. American Society of Health-System Pharmacy Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim CA, December 2018. 

Karn, MM, Cardone KE, Parker WM. Social Support and Medication Management in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, February 21-25, 2018. 

Mateo T, Burton-Chase AM, Parker WM. Experiences with screening and surveillance: Evidence from a mixed methods study of women with Lynch syndrome. 6th Annual Capital District Feminist Studies Consortium Conference, Albany NY, January 2018.