Jennifer Parker, MD, PhD is completing her residency in Dermatology at Temple University. Previously, she was a clinical researcher at Northwestern University’s Department of Dermatology, a Chief Resident in Radiation Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, and a Diagnostic Radiation Resident at Yale New Haven Hospital. In February 2022, she received the 2022 Illinois State University Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Dr. Parker has served as President of Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents and Fellows Forum, an organization committed to increasing and retaining diversity in medicine and advocating for the practice of socially aware and culturally competent medicine. She also works closely with the Graduate Medical Education Office on recruitment of those underrepresented in medicine. Dr. Parker is committed to serving the needs of racial and ethnic minorities, elderly patients, immigrants and other vulnerable populations who often present with more advanced disease and who exhibit less understanding of their diagnosis and its significance. Her goal, through the policy implementation process, is to coordinate integrated care across hospital systems and to ultimately improve health care delivery. Dr. Parker earned her Ph.D. in Chemical and Systems Biology from the Medical Scientist Training Program in 2011, and received her medical degree in 2012, both from Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.