Kimberly A. Parker is an Associate Professor at Texas Woman's University. She has earned a PhD from the University of Georgia's College of Public Health, a MPH from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, and is a is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. Dr. Parker conducts qualitative and mixed-methods research on women and minority health issues and currently serves as the Principle Investigator for several research projects. Her primary studies are Be-PrEPared, "Lend Us Your Voice" Project, a qualitative study which examines the lived experience of HIV positive African American women in the South, and the HIV risk assessment study which examines multiple variables associated with contracting HIV, social vulnerabilities, and HIV risk perceptions among African American women. Dr. Parker has written several manuscripts on HIV/AIDS, the intersection of race and gender, and minority health issues, and has served as a guest columnist for the Dallas Morning News and The Body. Her research interest includes social sexual factors that influence HIV transmission and health disparities among vulnerable populations.