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Nina Parikh

Nina S. Parikh, PhD, MPH, joined GIPH in September 2014 as a Research Associate Professor of Global Public Health. Since 2011, Dr. Parikh served as Interim Director of Research at the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging of Hunter College, City University of New York. In her leadership role, she provided oversight and guidance on all research and evaluation studies conducted by the Center. A continuing theme of Dr. Parikh’s research interests focus on the examination of social, cultural, and economic factors that influence the health and health care of underserved populations, including ethnic/racial groups, immigrants, the uninsured, those with inadequate health literacy, and the elderly. Her recent projects have been community-based, grant-funded studies in partnership with local agencies and organizations that explore the social, physical and mental well-being of older adults and their families, access to and utilization of health care services, racial and ethnic disparities, community-based palliative care for chronically ill elders in East and Central Harlem, and the promotion of healthy aging with a particular emphasis on developing and implementing evidence-based strategies. Dr. Parikh’s previous work has received grant support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the NYC Department for the Aging. Dr. Parikh received her PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University and a MPH in Health Policy and Management from Emory University.

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Nina Parikh

Nina Parikh, PhD, MPH Research Associate Professor of Global Public Health

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