Victoria A. Parker, DBA

Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management
Victoria Parker
Talbot – T259W
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Dr. Parker’s research concerns the characteristics of a new role in cancer care, that of patient navigation. She was the principal investigator of a study that examines the design of nursing care jobs and its effect on worker motivation, satisfaction and care quality. She also was a co-investigator on a comprehensive evaluation of the women veterans health program, which seeks to determine the current variation in women’s health care delivery models system-wide and to assess the experiences of women veterans receiving VHA health care. She is also co-investigator on a VA evaluation of three all-inclusive long-term care pilot programs to compare their effectiveness in reducing the use of hospital and nursing home care by frail elderly veterans. In addition, she is involved in ongoing private-sector consultation projects and teaches organizational behavior, human resource management, and managerial skills for problem solving. 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.

Other Positions:

  • Associate Chair of Health Policy & Management, Health Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Boston Medical Center


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH842
  • SPHPM776
  • SPHPM940
  • SPHPM940
  • SPHPM980
  • SPHPM980


  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Delman J, Clark JA, Eisen SV, Parker VA. Facilitators and barriers to the active participation of clients with serious mental illnesses in medication decision making: the perceptions of young adult clients. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2015 Apr; 42(2):238-53.

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  • Published on 5/13/2014

    Gunn CM, Clark JA, Battaglia TA, Freund KM, Parker VA. An assessment of patient navigator activities in breast cancer patient navigation programs using a nine-principle framework. Health Serv Res. 2014 Oct; 49(5):1555-77.

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  • Published on 4/7/2014

    Goldenheim A, Oates D, Parker V, Russell M, Winter M, Silliman RA. Rehospitalization of older adults discharged to home hospice care. J Palliat Med. 2014 Jul; 17(7):841-4.

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  • Published on 4/1/2014

    Clark JA, Parker VA, Battaglia TA, Freund KM. Patterns of task and network actions performed by navigators to facilitate cancer care. Health Care Manage Rev. 2014 Apr-Jun; 39(2):90-101.

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  • Published on 12/31/2013

    Wohlgemuth CM, Auerbach HP, Parker VA. Advantages and Challenges: The Experience of Geriatrics Health Care Providers as Family Caregivers. Gerontologist. 2015 Aug; 55(4):595-604.

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  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Rivard PE, Parker VA, Rosen AK. Quality improvement for patient safety: project-level versus program-level learning. Health Care Manage Rev. 2013 Jan-Mar; 38(1):40-50.

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  • Published on 11/29/2012

    Sullivan JL, Meterko M, Baker E, Stolzmann K, Adjognon O, Ballah K, Parker VA. Reliability and validity of a person-centered care staff survey in veterans health administration community living centers. Gerontologist. 2013 Aug; 53(4):596-607.

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  • Published on 6/8/2012

    Oates DJ, Kornetsky D, Winter MR, Silliman RA, Caruso LB, Sharbaugh ME, Hardt EJ, Parker VA. Minimizing geriatric rehospitalizations: a successful model. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):8-15.

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  • Published on 4/1/2012

    Suen W, Parker VA, Harney L, Nevin S, Jansen J, Alexander L, Berlowitz D. Internal medicine interns' and residents' pressure ulcer prevention and assessment attitudes and abilities: results of an exploratory study ?. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2012 Apr; 58(4):28-35.

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  • Published on 4/1/2012

    Niederhauser A, VanDeusen Lukas C, Parker V, Ayello EA, Zulkowski K, Berlowitz D. Comprehensive programs for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of the literature. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2012 Apr; 25(4):167-88; quiz 189-90.

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