Faculty Profile

Dr. Amanda S. Parsons, M.D.

Amanda S. Parsons, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Areas of Research: population health efforts; Diabetes Prevention Program; community interventions; quality measurement; correctional health and performance improvement

Professional Interests

Amanda Parsons, MBA, MD is the Vice President of Community & Population Health at Montefiore Health System, headquartered in the Bronx.  In addition to working on the DSRIP initiatives, she oversees patient education, employee wellness, and community interventions aimed at improving health and wellness.   She is also an Assistant Professor of Family & Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 

 Previously, she was Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Health Care Access and Improvement at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) where she oversaw the Primary Care Information Project, Correctional Health Services, Primary Care Access and Planning as well as IT, Finance, Admin and Legal bureaus. Dr. Parsons previously worked for McKinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager serving health care clients. She earned her M.D. and M.B.A from Columbia University and did her post-graduate medical training at Beth Israel Medical Center.  Dr. Parsons is passionate about improving health and health care quality, correctional health and reducing disparities for vulnerable populations.  She is a frequent author, presenter and panelist on issues of health reform, quality measurement, quality improvement and electronic medical records.

Dr. Parsons serves on the Board of the Directors of the Vera Institute of Justice, VIP Community Services and the New York eHealth Collaborative, and is on the Chairman’s Council of the New York Restoration Project.  She was recently selected as one of Crains’ 40 Under 40 Class of 2015.  She also serves as co-leader of the Mayor’s Task Force on Criminal Justice’s Release Re-entry Workgroup and has been selected to participate on NCQA's Clinical Performance Measures Workgroup.

Selected Publications

  • Martelle M, Farber B, Stazesky R, Dickey N, Parsons A, Venters H.  Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record in the New York City Jail System. American Journal of Public Health.  2015.
  • Parsons A. Reforming Rikers Island.  Letter to the Editor, published in The New York Times Opinion Pages on Sept 17, 2014
  • Kaba F, Lewis A, Glowa-Kollisch S, Hadler J, Lee D, Alper H, Selling D, Macdonald R, Solimo A, Parsons A, Venters H.  Solitary Confinement and Other Risk Factors for Self-Harm Among Jail Inmates. American Journal of Public Health. 2014 Mar;104(3):442-7
  • Wang J, Winger C, Cha J, McCullough C, Parsons A, Singer J and Shih S. Patient-Centered Medical Home and Quality Measurement in Small Practices. American Journal of Managed Care. 2014. 20 (6):481-9
  • Begum R, Smith Ryan M, Winther CH, Wang JJ, Bardach NS, Parsons AH, Shih SC, and Dudley RA. Small Practice’s Experience with EHR, Quality Measurement, and Incentives. Am J Manag Care. 2013;19(11 Spec No.10):eSP12-eSP18
  • Wang, J, Sebek K, McCullough C, Armifar S, Parsons A, Singer J and Shih S.  Sustained Improvement in Clinical Preventive Service Delivery among Independent Primary Care Practices after Implementing Electronic Health Record Systems. Preventing Chronic Disease.  2013. 10:E130
  • MacDonald R, Parsons A, Venters H.  The Triple Aims of Correctional Health: Patient Safety, Population Health and Human Rights. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Aug 2013
  • Ludwig A, Cohen L, Parsons A, Venters H. Injury Surveillance in New York City Jails. American Journal of Public Heath.  2012 Jun;102(6):1108-11
  • Parsons A, McCullough C, Wang J, Shih S. Validity of ERH derived quality measurement for monitoring population health and clinical quality. Journal of American Medical Informatics. .  J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 Jul-Aug;19(4):604-9. Note: selected for the 2013 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics
  • Shih S, McCullough C, Wang J, Singer J, Parsons A. Health Information Systems in Small Practices: Improving the delivery of Clinical Preventive Services.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2011; 41; 603-609
  • Parsons A, Wu W. In response to: Electronic health records in small physician practices: availability, use, and perceived benefits. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011;18:726. Epub 2011 Jun 24
  • Parsons A, Cannell T. Responsive Vendors and The Adoption of Technology. Health Affairs.  June 2010 vol.29, no.6 1273

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