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Cindy L. Parker, MD

CoDirector Program on Global Sustainability and Health

CoDirector MPH Concentration in Global Environmental Sustainability and Health

Director Global Environmental Change and Sustainability Major/Minor

Associate Director Environment Energy Sustainabili

Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Environmental Health Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room W7033
Baltimore , Maryland   21205


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MD , University of Arizona , 1988
MPH , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2000


Research & Practice Interests


I work on climate change policy change initiatives for the state of Maryland and nationally. I am also interested in how global environmental issues such as climate change are communicated in such a way as to motivate behavior change. The interplay between peak oil and climate change is another area of interest as is working with communities to solve local and global environmental problems and sustainable development issues.

Honors and Awards

  • 2000 Inducted into Delta Omega Alpha, Public Health Honor’s Society
  • 1987-1988 American Association of University Women Educational Fellowship
  • 1986 Edith Petrie Brown Award for Outstanding Community Service to Women
  • 1986 Ciba Geigy Award for Outstanding Community Service
  • 1984 Schaible Memorial Award for Outstanding Biology Student of the Year
  • 1984 Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University of Alaska

global warming, climate change, sustainability, global environmental change, peak oil, peak petroleum, risk communication, crisis communication, energy scarcity, energy policy, energy and health

  • Parker CL. 2011. Slowing Global Warming: Co-Benefits for Patients and Planet, American Family Physician, cover article, 84(3):271-278.

  •  Parker CL. 2011. Global Warming and Your Health, Patient Handout, American Family Physician, 84(3):282-283.

  •  Frumkin H, Hess J, Parker CL, Schwartz BS. 2011. Peak Petroleum: Fuel for Public Health Debate. American Journal of Public Health, Editor’s Choice, 101(9):1542.

  •  Schwartz BS, Parker CL, Hess J, Frumkin H. 2011. Public Health and Medicine in an Age of Energy Scarcity: The Case of Petroleum. American Journal of Public Health, 101(9):1560-67.

  •  Barnett DJ, Parker CL, Caine VA, McKee M, Shirley LM, Links JM. 2011. Petroleum Scarcity and Public Health: Considerations for Local Health Departments. American Journal of Public Health, 101(9):1580-86.