Associate Dean for Research, MU School of Medicine;
Co-Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
Jerry Parker has an extensive background in academic leadership. He is currently Associate Dean for Research and Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Prior, he was Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital; He also has served as Director, Behavioral Health at the HSTMVH which involved administration of a comprehensive behavioral health program, including inpatient psychiatry, addictions treatment, day treatment, outpatient psychiatry, homelessness program, and a network of clinics across the state of Missouri.
In these practitioner and behavioral health administrator roles, he developed a keen sensitivity to the challenges involved in the delivery of health care services and the implementation of evidence-based practices, as well as a deep understanding of the need for clinical and translational research in these areas.