Margaret Parker, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics

MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health

Margaret Parker, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and a clinical neonatologist, health services researcher, and Newborn Research Director at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Parker's work focuses on racial and ethnic disparities in infant care practices of vulnerable populations. Dr. Parker is also very engaged in collaborative quality improvement and implementation science. She is the Associate Director of the Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative and supports statewide initiatives in several states in the U.S. Dr. Parker is an Improvement Advisor from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Dr. Parker is heavily involved in various national professional organizations and has a track record of mentoring.

Study of Attitudes and Factors Effecting PREterm infant care Practices(SAFE PREP)
08/17/2018 - 04/30/2023 (PI)

Mother’s Milk for Very Low Birth Weight Infants: A National Quality Improvement Approach
03/01/2019 - 02/28/2022 (PI)
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Social Media and Risk Reduction Teaching Enhanced Reach (SMARTER)
06/05/2019 - 03/31/2020 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NICHD

Improvement in Human Milk Use Among Very Low Birth Weight Infants in Massachusetts
06/01/2015 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
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  1. Safon CB, Heeren TC, Kerr SM, Clermont D, Corwin MJ, Colson ER, Moon RY, Kellams AL, Hauck FR, Parker MG. Disparities in Breastfeeding Among U.S. Black Mothers: Identification of Mechanisms. Breastfeed Med. 2021 Feb; 16(2):140-149.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33539248
  2. Burris HH, Parker MG. Racial and ethnic disparities in preterm birth outcomes: a call to action for neonatal providers. J Perinatol. 2021 Mar; 41(3):365-366. PMID: 33510416
  3. Hwang SS, Parker MG, Colvin BN, Forbes ES, Brown K, Colson ER. Understanding the barriers and facilitators to safe infant sleep for mothers of preterm infants. J Perinatol. 2020 Dec 07. PMID: 33288866
  4. Parker MG, Burnham LA, Kerr SM, Belfort MB, Perrin MT, Corwin MJ, Heeren TC. National Prevalence of Donor Milk Use Among Level 1 Nurseries. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Dec; 10(12):1078-1086.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33144332
  5. Parker MG, Garg A, Brochier A, Rhein LM, Forbes ES, Klawetter S, Drainoni ML. Approaches to addressing social determinants of health in the NICU: a mixed methods study. J Perinatol. 2020 Oct 30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33128013
  6. Parker MG, Garg A, McConnell MA. Addressing Childhood Poverty in Pediatric Clinical Settings: The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Is a Missed Opportunity. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Sep 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32926154
  7. Parker MG, Hwang SS, Forbes ES, Colvin BN, Brown KR, Colson ER. Use of the Theory of Planned Behavior Framework to Understand Breastfeeding Decision-Making Among Mothers of Preterm Infants. Breastfeed Med. 2020 10; 15(10):608-615. PMID: 32678988
  8. Perrin MT, Spence EH, Belfort MB, Parker MG, Bode L. A comparison of macronutrient-based methods for deriving energy values in human milk. J Perinatol. 2020 11; 40(11):1688-1693. PMID: 32665689
  9. Parker MG, Edwards EM, Horbar JD. Extending Personalized Medicine from Mothers to Newborns-Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 05 01; 174(5):506-507. PMID: 32119056
  10. Parker MG, Burnham LA, Kerr S, Belfort MB, Perrin M, Corwin M, Heeren T. Prevalence and predictors of donor milk programs among U.S. advanced neonatal care facilities. J Perinatol. 2020 04; 40(4):672-680.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32103161
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