Victoria A. Parker, DBA
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

DBA, Boston University
DBA, Bentley University
EdM, Harvard University
AB, Brown University

Dr. Parker's primary research interests concern the roles and interactions of healthcare workers, especially those involved in the implementation of changed processes of care. She was the principal investigator of a study that examined the design of nursing care jobs and its effect on worker motivation, satisfaction and care quality. She has also served as co-investigator on several projects related to the organization of care and care changes within the VA healthcare system. In addition, she has taught organizational behavior, human resource management, and managerial skills for problem solving. She was the founding director of the MPH certificate in healthcare management, and led the successful initial bid for CAHME (Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education) accreditation. She served as a member of the Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). She received her DBA from the Boston University Graduate School of Management, concentrating in organizational behavior, and previously earned an EdM at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and recently completed her term as chair of the Healthcare management division of the Academy of Management, the international organization of management scholars. She currently serves as Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Administration in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, and remains involved in the education of BU DrPH students.

Boston Medical Center

Implementing Opioid Risk Reduction Strategies into Primary Care Practice
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA

Personnel agreement for research services of Vicky Parker
05/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Implementing Opioid Risk Reduction Strategies into Primary Care Practice
07/15/2012 - 06/30/2017 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA

Personnel Agreement for Research Service for Victoria Parker
10/01/2014 - 02/29/2016 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Personnel agreement for research services of Victoria Parker
08/22/2013 - 02/29/2016 (PI)
Providence VA Medical Center

Personnel agreement for research services of Victoria Parker
05/01/2012 - 02/29/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Reduction of Infections Caused by Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
10/01/2009 - 06/30/2012 (PI)
HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Better Jobs Better Care-Building a Strong Long-Term Care Workforce
01/01/2004 - 11/30/2006 (PI)
Atlantic Philanthropies

Better Jobs Better Care-Building a Strong Long-Term Care Workforce
01/01/2004 - 11/30/2006 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Task Design, Motivation and Nursing Home Care Quality
09/30/2001 - 09/29/2004 (PI)
HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
5 R01 HS12031 02

Seeing is Not Falling
01/01/2012 - 12/31/2013 (PI)
Mass Association for the Blind Sara Elizabeth O'Bri


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  1. Carroll JJ, Cushman PA, Lira MC, Colasanti JA, Del Rio C, Lasser KE, Parker V, Roy PJ, Samet JH, Liebschutz JM. Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care: a Qualitative Assessment of Implementation in Two Studies. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jun; 38(8):1794-1801.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36396881; PMCID: PMC10271994; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07909-3;
  2. Bokhour BG, Bolton RE, Asch SM, Dvorin K, Fix GM, Gifford AL, Hyde JK, McInnes DK, Parker VA, Richardson K, Skolnik AA, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Wu J, Ohl ME. How Should We Organize Care for Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Comorbidities? A Multisite Qualitative Study of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Care in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Med Care. 2021 08 01; 59(8):727-735.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33900271
  3. George J, Parker VA, Sullivan JL, Greenan MA, Chan J, Shin MH, Chen Q, Shwartz M, Rosen AK. How hospitals select their patient safety priorities: An exploratory study of four Veterans Health Administration hospitals. Health Care Manage Rev. 2020 Oct/Dec; 45(4):E56-E67.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31498164
  4. Kim EJ, Parker VA, Liebschutz JM, Conigliaro J, DeGeorge J, Hanchate AD. Association Between Ambulatory Care Utilization and Coronary Artery Disease Outcomes by Race/Ethnicity. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 12 03; 8(23):e013372.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31779562; PMCID: PMC6912984; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.119.013372;
  5. Palmer JA, Parker VA, Barre LR, Mor V, Volandes AE, Belanger E, Loomer L, McCreedy E, Mitchell SL. Understanding implementation fidelity in a pragmatic randomized clinical trial in the nursing home setting:a mixed-methods examination. Trials. 2019 Nov 28; 20(1):656.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31779684; PMCID: PMC6883560; DOI: 10.1186/s13063-019-3725-5;
  6. Kim EJ, Parker VA, Liebschutz JM, Conigliaro J, DeGeorge J, Hanchate AD. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Healthcare Utilization among Medicare Fee-For-Service Enrollees. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 12; 34(12):2697-2699.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31621044; PMCID: PMC6854152; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-019-05426-4;
  7. Palmer JA, Parker VA, Mor V, Volandes AE, Barre LR, Belanger E, Carter P, Loomer L, McCreedy E, Mitchell SL. Barriers and facilitators to implementing a pragmatic trial to improve advance care planning in the nursing home setting. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Jul 29; 19(1):527.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31357993; PMCID: PMC6664774; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-019-4309-5;
  8. Sullivan JL, Weinburg DB, Gidmark S, Engle RL, Parker VA, Tyler DA. Collaborative capacity and patient-centered care in the Veterans' Health Administration Community Living Centers. Int J Care Coord. 2019 Jun 01; 22(2):90-99.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32670596; PMCID: PMC7362961; DOI: 10.1177/2053434519858028;
  9. Gunn CM, Bokhour BG, Parker VA, Battaglia TA, Parker PA, Fagerlin A, McCaskill-Stevens W, Bandos H, Blakeslee SB, Holmberg C. Understanding Decision Making about Breast Cancer Prevention in Action: The Intersection of Perceived Risk, Perceived Control, and Social Context: NRG Oncology/NSABP DMP-1. Med Decis Making. 2019 04; 39(3):217-227.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30803311; PMCID: PMC6538065; DOI: 10.1177/0272989X19827258;
  10. Louis CJ, Clark JR, Gray B, Brannon D, Parker V. Service line structure and decision-maker attention in three health systems: Implications for patient-centered care. Health Care Manage Rev. 2019 Jan/Mar; 44(1):41-56.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28622200
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2012 BU SPH: Teaching Award for PM 776
2011-2012 BU SPH: Scotch award for excellence in teaching
2010 Boston University School of Public Health: Teaching award for for PM 776
2005 Health Care Management Division, Academy of Management: Best reviewer award
2000 Annual VA HSR&D meeting: Post-doctoral poster award
1998 Annual VA HSR&D meeting: Post-doctoral poster award
1997 Beta Gamma Sigma honor society
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

long-term care
organization and administration
organizational innovation

I am a woman who has juggled career and family (3 children) for many years. Earlier in my career, I studied work/life integration and thus it has long been an area of both personal and professional interest. My research interests focus on the application of organizational theory to healthcare settings and especially the experiences of healthcare workers, and my methodological strength is in the use of qualitative field research techniques. I believe in a mentoring team approach as no one person can provide all the mentoring needed, and often a diversity of opinions and advice can be most helpful.

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715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
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