About Dr. Parker

Dr. Alison Parker is a research scientist at innovation Research & Training. Dr. Parker received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from North Carolina State University and has extensive experience in the area of children and adolescents’ social, emotional, and cognitive development. Dr. Parker also co-leads the workplace wellness project at iRT. At iRT, Dr. Parker’s work has concentrated on children and adolescents’ self-regulatory abilities and healthy decision-making through the development of prevention programs and resources as well as the creation of tools to assess social and emotional learning.

Current projects and responsibilities:

Principal Investigator: Elementary school mindfulness-based substance use prevention program (Phase II SBIR). The purpose of this project is to complete the development of and evaluate the efficacy of the Master Mind program, a mindfulness education, substance abuse prevention program for elementary school children.

Co-Principal Investigator: Web-based resource for youth about clinical research (Phase II SBIR). The purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate a web-based resource to educate youth about pediatric clinical trials and support their decision-making about participating in clinical trials.