Victoria Parker

Victoria Parker, EdM, DBA

Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management - Boston University School of Public Health


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.

Other Positions

  • - Boston Medical Center


  • Boston University, DBA
  • Bentley University, DBA Field of Study: Organizational Behavior
  • Harvard University, EdM Field of Study: Education
  • Brown University, AB Field of Study: Biology



  • Published on 11/17/2022

    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. 2022 Nov 17. PMID: 36396881.

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  • Published on 8/1/2021

    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. PMID: 33900271.

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  • Published on 10/1/2020

    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. PMID: 31498164.

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  • Published on 11/29/2019

    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. PMID: 31779562.

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  • Published on 11/28/2019

    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. PMID: 31779684.

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  • Published on 10/16/2019

    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. PMID: 31621044.

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  • Published on 7/29/2019

    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. PMID: 31357993.

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  • Published on 6/1/2019

    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. PMID: 32670596.

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  • Published on 2/25/2019

    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. PMID: 30803311.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    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. PMID: 28622200.

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