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Washington State University Office of the Provost

Faculty New Faculty Orientation 2020

Louise Parker

Dr. Louise Parker is a Professor in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University and serves on the graduate faculty for the Prevention Science PhD program at WSU. She also has an appointment in the Youth & Families Unit of WSU Extension where she collaborates with community-based extension educators in designing, delivering and evaluating prevention programs. Dr. Parker’s research focuses on the delivery of evidence-based prevention programs in real-world settings. She is particularly interested in the cultural adaptation of interventions to increase reach and relevance for diverse communities. Dr. Parker currently serves on the planning team for the SAMHSA-funded Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (NWPTTC) and co-directs the IMPACT (IMproving Prevention through ACtion Research) Lab in her department. Her lab received the National Prevention Network’s (NPN) Award of Excellence in 2019.