Keck School Faculty

Parveen Parmar
Parveen Parmar
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
GNH 1011, 1200 N State Street Rm 1011 Off Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Parmar’s research has focused on the study of health and human rights violations in refugees and internally displaced populations. Dr. Parmar has supported health care for refugees and other vulnerable persons globally in multiple settings--on issues such as emergency care delivery, maternal and child health, gender-based violence, and primary care provision. In January 2017, Dr. Parmar founded Southern California Physicians for Health Equity, a group committed to protecting access to care for all patients, including undocumented immigrants; protecting gains made by the ACA; advocating for single payer health care; and advocating for politicians and legislation that serve patients' needs. Dr. Parmar is the Chief of the Division of Global Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, where she is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine.


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

A qualitative evaluation of health care in the Maroantsetra region of Madagascar Int Health. 2019 May 01; 11(3):185-192. . View in PubMed

Violence and mortality in the Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar, 2017: results of a quantitative survey of surviving community leaders in Bangladesh Lancet Planet Health. 2019 Mar; 3(3):e144-e153. . View in PubMed

Migration patterns & their associations with health and human rights in eastern Myanmar after political transition: results of a population-based survey using multistaged household cluster sampling Confl Health. 2019; 13:15. . View in PubMed

A qualitative evaluation of health care in the Maroantsetra region of Madagascar Int Health. 2018 Sep 28. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

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

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