Faculty 2017-03-15T08:55:48+00:00

Faculty

Parveen Parmar

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine
GNH 1937 Hospital Place
Off Campus
Los Angeles

pparmar@usc.edu


Overview

Dr. Parmar’s research has focused on the study of health and human rights violations in refugees and internally displaced populations. She conducted a study on sexual violence among refugees and host populations in Eastern Cameroon in collaboration with International Medical Corps. Working with Physicians for Human Rights, Dr. Parmar conducted a population-based study of residents of Chin State, Burma, which quantified the prevalence of human rights violations inside Burma and was presented to members of the UN Human Rights Council, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Labor organization, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. In collaboration with Community Partners International and community-based ethnic health organizations in eastern Burma, Dr. Parmar has studied health and human rights violations before and after the political transition in Burma. She designed and taught an innovative course on field research methods in humanitarian crisis, which allowed HSPH students and Burmese refugees to learn research methods collaboratively in a Thai refugee camp. Dr. Parmar has also studied access to health care of Burmese refugees in New Delhi, and is currently working to understand health access among refugees living in Boston. Currently, Dr. Parmar is serving as a research consultant to the International Rescue Committee, studying non-communicable disease among refugees in the middle east. She is currently developing initiatives to support the health of communities impacted by climate change in rural Madagascar.

Degrees/Certifications:
International Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University (2010)
UCLA/OliveView UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency, Los Angeles (2008)
MD, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine (2004)
MPH Global Health and Populations, Harvard University (2010)
BS Biology, Stanford University, 1999

Publications

Optimizing the Use of a Precious Resource: The Role of Emergency Physicians in a Humanitarian Crisis. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Jun; 18(4):607-615. View in: PubMed

Health and human rights in eastern Myanmar after the political transition: a population-based assessment using multistaged household cluster sampling. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5):e0121212. View in: PubMed

Health and human rights in eastern Myanmar prior to political transition: a population-based assessment using multistaged household cluster sampling. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2014 May 05; 14:15. View in: PubMed

Need for a gender-sensitive human security framework: results of a quantitative study of human security and sexual violence in Djohong District, Cameroon. Confl Health. 2014; 8:6. View in: PubMed

Influences of sex, age and education on attitudes towards gender inequitable norms and practices in South Sudan. Glob Public Health. 2014; 9(7):773-86. View in: PubMed

Learning from Japan: strengthening US emergency care and disaster response. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Dec; 32(12):2172-8. View in: PubMed

An assessment of attitudes toward gender inequitable sexual and reproductive health norms in South Sudan: a community-based participatory research approach. Confl Health. 2013 Nov 09; 7(1):24. View in: PubMed

An assessment of gender inequitable norms and gender-based violence in South Sudan: a community-based participatory research approach. Confl Health. 2013 Mar 06; 7(1):4. View in: PubMed

Value of mandatory screening studies in emergency department patients cleared for psychiatric admission. West J Emerg Med. 2012 Nov; 13(5):388-93. View in: PubMed

Sexual violence among host and refugee population in Djohong District, Eastern Cameroon. Glob Public Health. 2012; 7(9):974-94. View in: PubMed

Health and human rights in Chin State, Western Burma: a population-based assessment using multistaged household cluster sampling. PLoS Med. 2011 Feb 08; 8(2):e1001007. View in: PubMed

Burden of surgical disease: strategies to manage an existing public health emergency. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2009 Jul-Aug; 24 Suppl 2:s228-31. View in: PubMed

Aid to Darfur threatened after ICC actions. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Jun; 3(2):73-4. View in: PubMed

Responding to gender-based violence in disasters: grappling with research methods to clear the way for planning. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Mar; 3(1):8-10. View in: PubMed

Autonomy and public health: when the patient is a physician. Virtual Mentor. 2006 Apr 01; 8(4):197-200. View in: PubMed

Voluntary Faculty

Michael Orlinsky
(Per Diem Emergency Medicine Physician-Rest / Adjunct Clinical Professor of EM)

Chris Celentano
(Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor)

Thomas Mailhot
(Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor)

Joanne Williams
(Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor)