John Parmer, MPP

University of Georgia
College of Public Health
300 River Road
Department of Health Promotion and Behavior
Athens GAUSA

Biographical Sketch:
John E. Parmer, MPP is a third year doctoral student in Health Promotion and Behavior and a graduate research assistant with the Center for Health and Risk Communication at the University of Georgia. John began his career in public health at the CDCís Injury Center as an ORISE fellow conducting cost analyses of injury prevention programs. John then took a position as a Public Health Analyst for a HIV counseling, testing and referral program at CDCís National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. Prior to attending graduate school he worked as a systematic reviewer of cancer interventions and a research associate for a health communications online database of scholarly articles. John now works with Dr. Vicki Freimuth as a graduate research assistant on a health literacy study among older adults. He also works with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on a study of Georgiaís pediatric workforce. Johnís research interests are in the promotion of healthy behaviors through effective communication and the use of new media in reaching target populations with persuasive health messages.