Sharon D. Parker

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentSocial Work and Sociology


OfficeGibbs Hall
Room: 102C

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Sharon D. Parker


Postdoc: School of Medicine Department of Infectious Diseases , The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2014

Ph D: Social Work , The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012

MSW: Social Work, University of Pittsburgh , 2004

MS: Adult Education , North Carolina A&T State University, 2000

BS: Business Administration and Economics , Greensboro College, 1992

Research Interests

Dr. Parker̢۪s primary interest is infectious diseases. For several years she has been engaged in randomized control trials funded by the NIH and the CDC. She engages in a multidisciplinary approach in the areas of both research and clinical practice. Translational research is incorporated into her work in order to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable populations. Dr. Parker is engaged in biomedical research examining the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) with men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexual women to reduce the transmission of HIV among high-risk populations.

Recent Publications

Brinkley-Rubinstein,  Lauren  Dauria,  Emily   Tolou-Shams,  Marina   Christopoulous,  Katerina  Chan,  Phillip   Parker,  Sharon  Meyer,  Jaimie  ( 2018).  The Path to Implementation of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for People Involved in Criminal Justice Systems.    Current HIV/AIDS Reports.

Golin,  Carol  Parker,  Sharon  ( 2017).  Poverty, personal experiences of violence, and mental health: Understanding their complex intersections among low-income women.  Poverty in the United States     Springer.

Brinkley-Rubinstein,  Lauren   Parker,  Sharon  Gjelsvik,  Annie   Mena,  Leandro   Chan,  Philip   Harvey,  Julia   Marshall,  Brandon   Beckwith,  Curt   Riggins,  Reginald  Arnold,  Trisha   Nunn,  Amy  ( 2016).  "Condom Use and Incarceration among STD Clinic Attendees in the Deep South.  ( DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3590-z,  16,  pp. 971-979).   BMC-Public Health.

Herbst,  Jeffery  Branscomb-Burgess,  Olivia  Gelaude,  Deborah  Peth,  Seth  Parker,  Sharon  Fogel,  Catherine   ( 2016).  Risk Profiles of Women Experiencing Initial and Repeat Incarcerations: Implications for Prevention Programs.  ( 4,  28,  pp. 299-311).   AIDS Education and Prevention.

Chan,  Philip  Mena ,  Leandro  Ingram Fogel,  Rupa  Oldenburg,  Catherine  Beauchamps,  Laura  Perez-Brumer,  Amaya  Parker,  Sharon  Mayer,  Kenneth  Mimiaga,  Matthew   Nunn ,  Amy  ( 2016).  Retention in care outcomes for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis implementation programmes among men who have sex with men in three US Cities .    Journal of the International AIDS Society .

Story ,  Chandra  Kirkwood,  Ann  Parker,  Sharon  Weller,  Bridget  ( 2016).  Evaluation of the Better Todays/Better Tomorrows Youth Suicide prevention program: Increasing mental health literacy in rural communities, Best Practices in Mental Health,.  ( 1,  12,  pp. 14-25).   Best Practices in Mental Health.

Nunn,  Amy  Towey,  Caitlin  Chan,  Phillip  Parker,  Sharon  Nichols,  Emily  Oleskey,  Patrick  Yolken,  AnnaJane  Harvey,  Julia  Banerjee,  Geetanjoli  Stopka,  Thomas  Trooskin,  Stacey  ( 2016).  Routine HIV Screening in an Urban Community Health Center: Results from a Geographically Focused Implementation Science Program.  ( Supplement 1,  131,  pp. 30-40).   Public Health Reports.

Marshall,  Brandon  Perez-Brummer,  Amaya  MacCarthy,  Sarah  Mena,  Leandro  Chan,  Philip  Towey,  Caitlin  Barnett,  Nancy  Parker,  Sharon  Barnes,  Arti  Brinkley-Rubinstein ,  Lauren  Rose,  Jennifer  Nunn ,  Amy  ( 2015).  Individual and partner level-factors associated with condom non-use among African American STI clinic attendees in the deep South: An event-level analysis.    AIDS and Behavior.

Nunn,  Amy  MacCarthy,  Sarah  Barnett,  Nancy  Rose,  Jennifer  Chan,  Philip  Yolken,  Annajane  Cornwall,  Alexandra  Chamberlain,  Nicholas  Barnes,  Arti  Riggins,  Reginald  Moore,  Elya  Simmons,  Dantrell  Parker,  Sharon  Mena,  Leandro  ( 2014).  Prevalence and predictors of concurrent sexual partnerships in a predominantly African American population in Jackson, Mississippi.  ( 12,  18,  pp. 2457-68).   AIDS and Behavior.

Haley,  Danielle  Golin,  Carol  Farel ,  Clarie  Wohl ,  David  Scheyett,  Anna  Garrett,  Jenna  Rosen,  David  Parker,  Sharon  ( 2014).  Multilevel challenges to engagement in HIV care after prison release: a theory-informed qualitative study comparing prisoners' perspectives before and after community reentry.  ( 1253,  14,  pp. 15).   BMC Public Health.