Biography & Research:
Daniel C. Parker, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Geriatric Medicine) at the Duke University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Parker completed his fellowship in geriatric medicine at Duke in 2017, followed by 2 years of post-doctoral research training at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. He joined the faculty as a medical instructor in 2019 and was promoted to tenure track assistant professor in 2020. Dr. Parker currently sees patients for cognitive impairment at the interprofessional Duke Memory Disorders Clinic. Dr. Parker is also a translational research whose research program focuses on characterizing the molecular mediators of the beneficial effects of diet modification and exercise training on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia risk. His work has been supported by grants from the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina and the National Institutes of Aging.