Emily Parker, Ph.D. will join the Bloustein School in September 2023. She is currently a NIA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan in the Population Studies Center. Prior to that, she received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, with a concentration in Sociology and minor in Demography.
Dr. Parker’s primary research interests are in how public policy and community context matter to the longstanding link between health and poverty. The main areas of her scholarship examine the health care safety net—specifically the Community Health Center program and Medicaid—as well as federal place-based policies, which target areas of concentrated disadvantage. She also studies the demographic connections between family, gender, race/ethnicity, and public policy. Her research has been published in outlets such as Social Science & Medicine, Population Research and Policy Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, and Housing Policy Debate, and her work has been recognized with awards from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management as well as the American Sociological Association.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
- Parker, Emily, Laura Tach, and Cassandra Robertson. 2022. “Do Federal Place-Based Policies Improve Economic Opportunity in Rural Communities?” RSF: Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.
- Robertson, Cassandra, Emily Parker, and Laura Tach. 2022. Historical Redlining and Contemporary Federal Place-Based Policy: A Case of Compensatory or Compounding Neighborhood Inequality? Housing Policy Debate.
- Parker, Emily. 2021. Spatial Variation in Access to the Health Care Safety Net for Hispanic Immigrants, 1970-2017. Social Science & Medicine.
- Parker, Emily, Sharon Sassler, and Laura Tach. 2021. Fatherhood and Racial-Ethnic Differences in the Progression of Romantic Relationships. Journal of Marriage and Family.
- Parker, Emily. 2021. Gender Differences in the Marital Plans and Union Transitions of First Cohabitations. Population Research and Policy Review.
Areas of Expertise: Community Based Research, Community Development, Demography, Gender and Family Policy, GIS, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Policy, Housing, Medical Geography, Political Institutions, Politics, Qualitative Research, Social Policy/Inequality and Disparities, Statistical Research Methods, Urban and Social Theory, US Health Care Systems