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.

Support via Online Social Networks to Promote Safe Infant Care Practices Toward Reducing Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality
05/06/2021 - 01/31/2026 (Subcontract PI)
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia NIH NIMHD

VIGOR: Virtual Genome Center for Infant Health
09/24/2021 - 06/30/2026 (PI)
Boston Children's Hospital National Human Genom

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

Development and Dissemination of Multi-Cultural and Bi-Lingual Family Education Videos on AAP Recommended Discharge Practices for High-Risk Infants
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
American Academy of Pediatrics

SUID-Reducing Infant Care Practices Among Opioid-Exposed New
03/01/2020 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
American SIDS Institute

Social Media and Risk Reduction Teaching Enhanced Reach (SMARTER)
06/05/2019 - 03/31/2022 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NICHD

Mother’s Milk for Very Low Birth Weight Infants: A National_
03/01/2020 - 02/28/2022 (PI)
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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. Guyol GG, Kerr SM, Colson E, Corwin MJ, Smith LA, Heeren T, Kiviniemi MT, Parker MG. The Impact of Maternal Worry on Infant Care Practices. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Mar 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35307603
  2. Kellams A, Kerr SM, Moon RY, Hauck FR, Heeren T, Colson E, Parker MG, Rice F, Corwin MJ. The Impact of Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep Mobile Health Messaging on Breastfeeding and Bedsharing. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Feb 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35124281
  3. Parker MG, de Cuba SE, Rateau LJ, Sandel MT, Frank DA, Cutts DB, Heeren TC, Lê-Scherban F, Black MM, Ochoa ER, Garg A. Household unmet basic needs in the first 1000 days and preterm birth status. J Perinatol. 2022 03; 42(3):389-396.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35102255
  4. Parker MG, Gupta A, Healy H, Peaceman A, Kerr SM, Heeren TC, Hudak ML, Gupta M. Variation in United States COVID-19 newborn care practices: results of an online physician survey. BMC Pediatr. 2022 01 21; 22(1):55.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35062906; PMCID: PMC8776982; DOI: 10.1186/s12887-022-03129-0;
  5. Standish KR, Parker MG. Social Determinants of Breastfeeding in the United States. Clin Ther. 2022 02; 44(2):186-192.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34906370
  6. Boateng JO, Wachman EM, Turcinovic J, Devera J, Jain M, Jean-Sicard S, Woodard E, Cruikshank A, Sinha B, Bartolome R, Barnett ED, Parker MG, Yarrington C, Connor JH, Taglauer E, Sabharwal V. SARS-CoV-2 in infant urine and fecal samples after in utero COVID-19 exposure. Pediatr Res. 2021 Oct 30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34718351; PMCID: PMC8556813; DOI: 10.1038/s41390-021-01822-x;
  7. Kalluri NS, Melvin P, Belfort MB, Gupta M, Cordova-Ramos EG, Parker MG. Maternal language disparities in neonatal intensive care unit outcomes. J Perinatol. 2021 Oct 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34716382
  8. Witt RE, Colvin BN, Lenze SN, Forbes ES, Parker MGK, Hwang SS, Rogers CE, Colson ER. Lived experiences of stress of Black and Hispanic mothers during hospitalization of preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units. J Perinatol. 2022 Feb; 42(2):195-201. PMID: 34663902; PMCID: PMC8825749; DOI: 10.1038/s41372-021-01241-0;
  9. Parker MG, Stellwagen LM, Noble L, Kim JH, Poindexter BB, Puopolo KM. Promoting Human Milk and Breastfeeding for the Very Low Birth Weight Infant. Pediatrics. 2021 11; 148(5). PMID: 34635582
  10. Cordova-Ramos EG, Tripodis Y, Garg A, Kalluri NS, Flores G, Parker MG. Linguistic Disparities in Child Health and Presence of a Medical Home Among United States Latino Children. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Sep 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34571252; PMCID: PMC8942870; DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.09.011;
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Contact for Mentoring:

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Boston MA 02118
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