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Assistant Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest

Molecular epidemiology, genomics, global health

About

Dr. Parr studies the molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases. He is broadly interested in applying cutting-edge molecular and genomic tools to solve problems faced by marginalized populations across the globe. His work has focused on malaria in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other sites, but he has recently expanded his portfolio to include translational studies of viral hepatitis and syphilis. Dr. Parr is a founding member of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Ecology Lab at UNC (IDEEL, www.ideelresearch.org). He has collaborated with the World Health Organization on efforts to improve malaria diagnosis and treatment and is as an Associate Editor for Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. During the pandemic, he has served as co-director of UNC infectious diseases’ inpatient COVID-19 services. Dr. Parr and his work have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and other media outlets.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Stanford University
  • Medical School University of Virginia
  • Residency Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School)
  • Fellowship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MPH Harvard School of Public Health
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