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)

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

Mother’s Milk for Very Low Birth Weight Infants: A National_
03/01/2020 - 02/28/2022 (PI)
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Social Media and Risk Reduction Teaching Enhanced Reach (SMARTER)
06/05/2019 - 03/31/2021 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NICHD

SUID-Reducing Infant Care Practices Among Opioid-Exposed Newborns
03/01/2020 - 02/28/2021 (PI)
American SIDS Institute

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. Sullivan K, Belfort MB, Melvin P, Angelidou A, Peaceman A, Shui JE, Vaidya R, Singh R, Bartolome R, Patrizi S, Chaudhary N, Goldfarb IT, Culic I, Yanni D, Gupta M, Hudak M, Parker MG. Leveraging the Massachusetts perinatal quality collaborative to address the COVID-19 pandemic among diverse populations. J Perinatol. 2021 Jul 05. PMID: 34226648; PMCID: PMC8255338; DOI: 10.1038/s41372-021-01136-0;
  2. Sabharwal V, Bartolome R, Hassan SA, Levesque BM, Camelo IY, Wachman EM, Figueira M, Yarrington CD, Cooper ER, Barnett ED, Parker MG. Mother-Infant Dyads with COVID-19 at an Urban, Safety-Net Hospital: Clinical Manifestations and Birth Outcomes. Am J Perinatol. 2021 06; 38(7):741-746.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33853145
  3. Angelidou A, Sullivan K, Melvin PR, Shui JE, Goldfarb IT, Bartolome R, Chaudhary N, Vaidya R, Culic I, Singh R, Yanni D, Patrizi S, Hudak ML, Parker MG, Belfort MB. Association of Maternal Perinatal SARS-CoV-2 Infection With Neonatal Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Massachusetts. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 04 01; 4(4):e217523. PMID: 33890989; PMCID: PMC8065376; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.7523;
  4. Burnham L, Gambari A, Beliveau P, Ustianov J, Parker MG, Merewood A. Perspectives of Nurses in Mississippi on Implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2021 Jul; 50(4):392-401.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33775640
  5. Parker MG, Hwang SS. Quality improvement approaches to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in the neonatal intensive care unit. Semin Perinatol. 2021 Jun; 45(4):151412. PMID: 33865628
  6. 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; PMCID: PMC7891211; DOI: 10.1089/bfm.2020.0310;
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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 Dec 01; 174(12):1135-1136.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32926154
  10. 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 12; 10(12):1078-1086.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33144332
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