Faculty & Staff

Louse E. Parker, PhD

Professor of Practice in Healthcare Management, Department of Management and Marketing


Areas of Expertise

Healthcare Policy and Management, Implementation Science, Translation of Research into Practice/Products, Social Marketing, Employee Participation, Responses to Injustice (Exit, voice, silence), Sociology of the Professions


PhD, Stanford University
MA, Case Western Reserve University
BA, Bryn Mawr College

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information


Consulting Social Scientist, VA Mental Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (national center); Consulting Social Scientist, VA Center for Mental Healthcare Outcomes Research (national center); Behavioral Scientist, Social Policy, RAND Corporation; Professor in Organizational Behavior, The Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School (Public Policy); Adjunct Professor, Public Policy University of Arkansas; Senior Fellow, Institute for Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK; Fellow, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan; and Fellow, Department of Psychology, Stanford University.

Courses Taught

Health Systems and Policy, Social Change Marketing, Healthcare Management, Research Translation and Evidence Based Practice.

Research Interests

Professor Parker’s primary research has focused on three interrelated areas: 1) employee participation in decision making including organizational change, quality improvement, and implementation of evidence-based practices, 2) employee responses to injustice and dissatisfaction, in particular, exit, silence, and voice (or reformist dissent), and 3) balancing the sometimes conflicting rights of organizational stakeholders, especially employees and consumers. Professor Parker is also interested in the translation of research into practice and products in health/bio-medical and other industries. This work includes understanding what constitutes evidence and the factors that foster effective collaboration between scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and consumers so as to facilitate movement from bench to product.

Professional Activities

• Consultant to large healthcare systems and public policy institutes
• Named investigator/Co-investigator/Co-PI on numerous federal research grants
• Ad Hoc Reviewer for numerous journals and funding agencies (e.g., the National Science Foundation, Journal of Management Studies, Group and Organization Management, Implementation Science, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Psychiatric Services, BMC Medical Research Methodology)

• Academy of Management, Careers Division Best Applied Paper Award (1997)
• National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship
• American Psychology Association Dissertation Grant
• Department of Health and Human Services National Research Service Pre-Doctoral Fellowship