Dr. Monica Parker has hosted 44 episodes.
Monica Willis Parker, MD is a graduate of Fisk University and The University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has been a clinician and faculty member of Emory School of Medicine since 1995. In 2008, she was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Minority Supplement award to study and improve the participation of minority persons in clinical research studies in neurocognitive disorders at the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (GADRC) at Emory University. She has transitioned roles as a geriatric primary care provider to that of clinical research investigator. She now leads the Minority Engagement Core (MEC), one of six cores of the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. In this role, she will more directly develop educational outreach programs and projects to enable the research participation of persons of color.
She is co-investigator or task force member on several National Institute of Health (NIH) funded projects that examine the health concerns of women, African American Caregivers and the ethnic differences in neurocognitive disorders between African Americans and Caucasians. She advocates and educates about the importance of research participation for the elimination of health disparities in persons of color. As part of the GADRC Education Core, she has developed training curricula on aging and neurocognitive disorders, for professional and lay audiences. She has established the Registry For Remembrance Community Coalition (RFRCC), a community academic partnership for advising and disseminating information about healthy aging and research recruitment opportunities for Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
An engaged citizen, she is active in many social/professional organizations. A recipient of several honors, most recent awards include being named Atlanta Magazine’s “2016 Groundbreaker of the Year” and “A Key to A Cure” Award recipient of the Wesley Woods Foundation. She was named one of Atlanta’s Top Doctors, in Family/Geriatric Medicine, 2009-2013 by Castle-Connolly Associates as published in Atlanta Magazine.
Denise Bailey has hosted 46 episodes.
Denise is a loving daughter who has been the primary caregiver for her parents for the past 10 years. She has seen first hand the changing and challenging levels of dementia. Denise brings a realistic, first hand account of the trials and some triumphs in dealing with this disorder. In between caregiving, Denise finds time to pursue a career.
Denise is a 30-year broadcast and cable veteran, beginning her career at ABC News in Washington D.C. During her 11-year tenure with the network, Ms Bailey worked in many capacities from the assignment
desk to field producer.
Denise later became the Coordinating Electronic News Gathering Manager for Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. And later, as the National Director of Production, Program Development and Acquisitions for a national cable network, Denise oversaw development of original programs.
With her own production company, Denise contracted for a wide variety of broadcast entities.
Denise has won EMMY, Telly and NABJ awards. She is a faithful member of her church.
Denise is a magna cum laude graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C.