The University of Arizona

Sheila Parker M.S., DrPH

Lecturer, Public Health
Health Promotion Sciences Division
1295 N. Martin Avenue
Campus PO Box: 245209
Drachman Hall A262
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-3667


Shelia Parker, DrPH, MS, participated in the establishment of the Arizona Graduate Program in Public Health and in the establishment of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She is a former Associate Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health, University of Arizona. She chaired the Health Education Program for undergraduates and taught in the Masters of Public Health Program in the College of Public Health until her retirement in 2006. She has a long history of working with community agencies to improve the nutritional status and health status of individuals, families and communities. Dr. Parker has served in a number of public health capacities for more than 35 years.

Dr. Parker continues to have great interest in public health workforce development in Arizona in health promotion. She has returned to teaching as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Health Promotion Division to continue her contribution to that process of developing public health professionals in Arizona.


DrPH - Public Health Nutrition, University of North Carolina, 1981

MPH - Public Health Nutrition, University of North Carolina, 1976

MS - Human Development and the Family, North Carolina Central University, 1974

Selected Publications:

Page, Melissa, Parker, SH, Renger, R. How Using a Logic Model Refined Our Program to Ensure Success. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 10, No.1, January 2009, pp.76-82.

Parker, S., Nichter, M., Vuckovic, N., Sims, C., Ritenbaugh, C. Body Image and Weight Concerns Among African American and White Adolescent Females: Differences That Make a Difference. Human Organization, Vol. 54, No. 2, summer 1995, pp. 103-114.

Parker, S. Appropriate Dietary Assessment Methodology for the WIC Clinic Setting. Technical Paper #14 published by the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, 1991. Funded by the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, under Cooperative Agreement #58-3198-1-005. Review of Nutritional Risk Criteria for the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

Lucey, D., Parker, S. The Open Door Medical Clinic: A Community Response to the Medically Indigent. North Carolina Medical Journal, Vol. 48, No. 9, September 1987.

Parker, S.H. (2000). “Nutrition, Weight, and Body Image, Women and Health.” In: M.B. Goldman and M.C. Hatch (Eds.), Women and Health (pp. 578-588). Academic Press: San Diego, CA.

Curriculum Vitae