Advising Director | USA
Richard Parker is Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology at Columbia University and the Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Politics, and Health. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Global Public Health journal and the Founder and Co-Chair of Sexuality Policy Watch, a global collective of researchers, policymakers, and activists working on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Since 1998 Dr. Parker has served as the Director and President of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association, which is based in Rio de Janeiro. He is widely recognized as an expert in the field of sexual and reproductive rights and has pioneered an extensive number of projects with the public health sector and private foundations to study topics as diverse as sexual rights, violence, HIV/AIDS, international culture and politics, behavioral psychology, and vulnerable populations.