Linda M. Parker, RD, LD, DSc



Research Assistant Professor
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies

M. Christine Schwartz Bldg
Fax: (305) 284-2568
Email: lparker@miami.edu


Education

BS, Nutrition, Miami University of Ohio, 1969
MS, Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University, 1971
MS, Nutrition, Harvard University, School of Public Health, 1976
DSc, Doctor of Science, Harvard University, School of Public Health, 1980

Certification and Licensure

Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, Florida Board of Medicine
Registered Dietitian, American Dietetic Association
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program Commission on Dietetic Registration

Clinical Specialties

Nutrition in HIV Disease
Dietetics, Nutrition and Women's health

Primary Teaching Areas

Nutrition for nurses and healthcare professionals
Personal nutrition for college students

Research and Academic Interests

Nutrition in Womenís Health
Nutritional Issues in Women with HIV

Research (selected)

Perceived Body Image and Its Relationship to Body Weight and Health in Post Partum Females with HIV. Developmental Center for AIDS Research at University of Miami. May, 2009

Obesity and Body Image in HIV Infected Pregnant Women of Diverse Ethnic Groups University of Miami School of Medicine OBGYN Unit, Ryan White Title Three Internal

Co-Investigator for University of Miami Research Clinic for Women's Health Initiative National Research Study, 1999-2010

Publications (selected)

Siegel, J and Parker, L: A collaborative approach to nutrition counseling for the overweight child. JSPN 13(3) July, 2008.

Parker, LM; Potter, JE; Cotter, A: Integrating nutrition counseling into an outpatient clinic for HIV positive women: a successful model of care. Annual Mtg. Abstracts, 2007. J Am. Diet. Assn. Sppl.3, 107 :A-105, 2007.

Tinker,LF; Bonds DE; Margolis, K; Manson,JE; Howard, BV; Larson,J ; Perri, M: Beresford, SAA; Robinson,JG; Rodriguez, RR;Safford, MM; Wenger, NK; Stevens, VJ; and Parker, LM: Low-Fat dietary Pattern and Risk of Treated Diabetes Mellitus in Postmenopausal Women:  The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial (DMT) Arch. Intern. Med. 168(14)1487-1492, 2008.

Prentice, R.L.; Caan, B.; Chlebowski, R.T.; Patterson, R.; Kuller, L.H.; Ockene, J.K.; Margolis, K.L.; Limacher, M.C.; Manson, J.E.; Parker, L. M.; Paskett, E.; Phillips, L.; Robbins, J.; Rossouw, J.E.; Sarto, G.E.; Shikany, J.M.; Stefanick, M.L.; Thomson, C.A.; Horn, L.V.; Vitolins, M.Z.; Wactawski-Wende, J.; Wallace, R.B.; Wassertheil-Smoller, S.; Whitlock, E.; Yano, K.; Adams-Campbell, L.; Anderson, G.L.; Assaf, A.R.; Beresford, S.A.A.; Black, H.R.; Brunner, R.L.; Brzyski, R.G.; Ford, L.; Gass, M.; Hays, J.; Heber, D.; Heiss, G.; Hendrix, S.L.; Hsia, J.; Hubbell, F.A.; Jackson, R.D.; Johnson, K.C.; Kotchen, J.M.; LaCroix, A.Z.; Lane, D.S.; Langer, R.D.; Lasser, N.L.; Henderson, M.M. Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer: The Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial.
J Amer Med Assn,  295:629-642, 2006.

Beresford, S.A.A.; Johnson, K.C.; Ritenbaugh, C; Lasser, N.L.; Snetselaar, L.G.; Black, H.R.; Anderson, G.L.; Assaf, A.R.; Bassford. T.; Bowen, D.; Brunner. R.L.; Brzyski, R.G.; Caan, B.; Chlebowski, R.T.; Gass, M.; Harrigan, R.C.; Hays, J.; Heber, D.; Heiss, G.; Hendrix, S.L.; Howard, B.V.; Hsia, J.; Hubbell, F.A.; Jackson, R.D.; Kotchen, J.M.; Kuller, L.H.; LaCroix, A.Z.; Lane, D.S.; Langer, R.D.; Lewis, C.E.; Manson, J.E.; Margolis, K.L.; Mossavar-Rahmani, Y.;   Ockene, J.K.; Parker, L.M.; Perri, M.G.; Phillips, L.; Prentice, R.L.; Robbins, J.; Rossouw, J.E.; Sarto, G.E.; Stefanick, M.D.; Van Horn, L.; Vitolins, M.Z.; Wactawski-Wende, J.; Wallace, R.B.; Whitlock, E.  Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Risk of Colorectal Cancer: The Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial.  Journal of American Medical Association, 295:643-654, 2006;

Howard, B.V.; Van Horn, L.; Hsia, J.; Manson, J.E.; Stefanick, M.L.; Wassertheil-Smoller, S.; Kuller, L.H.; LaCroix, A.Z.; Langer, R.D.; Lasser, N.L.; Lewis, C.E.; Limacher, M.C.; Margolis, K.L.; Mysiw, W.J.; Ockene, J.K.; Parker, L.M.; Perri, M.G.; Phillips, L.; Prentice, R.L.; Robbins, J.; Rossouw, J.E.; Sarto, G.E.; Schatz, E.J.; Snetselaar, L.G.; Stevens, V.G.; Tinker, L.F.; Trevisan, M.; Vitolins, M.Z.; Anderson, G.L.; Assaf, A.R.; Bassford, T.; Beresford, S.A.A.; Black, H.E.; Brunner, R.B.; Brzyski, R.G.; Caan, B.; Chlebowski, R.T.; Gass, M.; Granek, I.; Greenland, P.; Hays, J.; Heber, D.; Heiss, G.; Hendrix, S.L.; Hubbell, F.A.; Johnson, K.C.; Kotchen, J.M.  Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: The Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification TrialJournal of American Medical Association, 295:655-666, 2006.

Mossavar-Rahmani, Y., Garland, C.F., Caan, B., Hebert, J.R., Wodarski, L.A., Vitolins, M.Z., Himes, J.H., & Parker, L.M.:  Yogurt consumption is associated with healthy behavior in postmenopausal women.  Clinical Journal of Women’s Health, 2(3):128, September, 2002.

Tinker, L.F., Bowen, D., Perri, M.G., Patterson, R.E., Bowen, D.J., McIntosh, M., Parker, L.M., Sevick, M.A., Wodarski, L.A.:  The effects of physical and emotional status on adherence to a low-fat dietary pattern in the Women’s Health Initiative.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 102:789, June, 2002.

Major Accomplishments

Faculty member of University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies for 30 years
Founding member Phi Beta Kappa Chapter University of Miami
Co-Investigator Scientist of national Womenís Health Initiative Study 1998-2010
Dissertation Committee member for University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies Doctoral students
Dissertation Committee member for University of Miami School of Education Masterís and Doctoral students