The EMJ Podcast | Episode 157
This week, Jonathan is joined by Eva Parker, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. They explore the impact of climate change on dermatological diseases such as skin cancer, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis. The pair also discuss how the skin is affected by rising temperatures, ultraviolet radiation, and air pollution, and further dive into diversity and inclusion in the dermatology field, and how political issues can affect healthcare.
Eva Parker was educated at the University of Denver in Colorado, USA, where she majored in environmental science. She continued her training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, USA, where she graduated with a doctorate in medicine. She is now Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Faculty Lead for Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Parker also volunteers at Siloam Health and Share Tree Clinic, both in Nashville, where she provides dermatologic care to immigrant, refugee, and underserved populations, as well as at Addis Clinic, where she provides telehealth consultations, and has taught in resource-limited settings.