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Nate Parker, MPH, PhD

Program: Health Outcomes and Behavior

Overview

Dr. Parker’s research focuses on designing and evaluating exercise interventions, particularly involving resistance training, to improve cancer treatment outcomes and cancer survivorship.


Associations

    • Health Outcomes and Behavior
    • Gastrointestinal Oncology
    • Health Outcomes & Behavior Program

Education & Training

Graduate:

  • University of Texas School of Public Health - MPH - Epidemiology
  • University of Houston - PhD - Kinesiology
Research

Dr. Parker’s research focuses on designing and evaluating exercise interventions, particularly involving resistance training, to improve cancer treatment outcomes and cancer survivorship.

Publications

  • Robertson MC, Lee CY, Wu IH, Liao Y, Raber M, Parker N, Le T, Gatus L, Basen-Engquist KM. Changes in physical activity associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in individuals with overweight and obesity: an interrupted time series analysis with historical controls. J Behav Med. 2022 Apr.45(2):186-196. Pubmedid: 34698998. Pmcid: PMC8546384.
  • Sleight AG, Crowder SL, Skarbinski J, Coen P, Parker NH, Hoogland AI, Gonzalez BD, Playdon MC, Cole S, Ose J, Murayama Y, Siegel EM, Figueiredo JC, Jim HSL. A New Approach to Understanding Cancer-Related Fatigue: Leveraging the 3P Model to Facilitate Risk Prediction and Clinical Care. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Apr.14(8). Pubmedid: 35454890. Pmcid: PMC9027717.
  • Lee RE, Parker NH, Hallett AM, Kao D, Modelska MJ, Rifai HS, Soltero EG, O'Connor DP. Stakeholder perspectives and sustainability of an integrated care model for the prevention and management of obesity: the Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD) project. Transl Behav Med. 2021 Mar.11(2):393-407. Pubmedid: 32667038.
  • Parker NH, Gorzelitz J, Ngo-Huang A, Caan BJ, Prakash L, Garg N, Petzel MQB, Schadler K, Basen-Engquist K, Katz MHG. The Role of Home-Based Exercise in Maintaining Skeletal Muscle During Preoperative Pancreatic Cancer Treatment. Integr Cancer Ther. 2021 Jan.20. Pubmedid: 33870744. Pmcid: PMC8056559.
  • Carmack CL, Parker NH, Demark-Wahnefried W, Shely L, Baum G, Yuan Y, Giordano SH, Rodriguez-Bigas M, Pettaway C, Basen-Engquist K. Healthy Moves to Improve Lifestyle Behaviors of Cancer Survivors and Their Spouses: Feasibility and Preliminary Results of Intervention Efficacy. Nutrients. 2021 Dec.13(12). Pubmedid: 34960013. Pmcid: PMC8709140.
  • Parker NH, Katz MHG. ASO Author Reflections: It is Time to Prioritize Exercise in Pancreatic Cancer Survivorship. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Apr.28(4):2310-2311. Pubmedid: 32886285. Pmcid: PMC8300571.
  • Parker NH, O'Connor DP, Kao DT, Lee RE. Do Neighborhood Physical Activity Resources and Land Use Influence Physical Activity among African American Public Housing Residents?. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016 Aug.27(3):1330-1344. Pubmedid: 27524771. Pmcid: PMC8300560.
  • Layne CS, Parker NH, Soltero EG, Rosales Chavez J, O'Connor DP, Gallagher MR, Lee RE. Are physical activity studies in Hispanics meeting reporting guidelines for continuous monitoring technology? A systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2015 Sep.15:917. Pubmedid: 26384488. Pmcid: PMC4575489.

Grants

  • Title: Tele-Resistance Training During Chemotherapy for Advanced Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer
    Sponsor: Nat Institutes of Health
    PI: Parker, N.