Chris Parker, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., is an Associate Project Director at the Georgia Health Policy Center in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University. He joined the Center in 2003 and has worked in a leadership capacity on a variety of projects that reflect his areas of expertise and interest with a particular focus on planning and evaluation especially on projects that link population health and health care. As an integral part of the Center’s resource team, Dr. Parker is a skilled facilitator who has guided significant number of multi-sectoral, state and local organizational strategic and evaluation plans. He is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Bridging for Health Initiative, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and leads the Center’s growing healthcare workforce portfolio with a focus on Georgia’s primary care assets and implications for policy action to address gaps in light of the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Parker is a graduate from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University where he received his M.P.H., with an emphasis on Health Policy and Management, in 2001. As a trained family physician, who has worked with underserved populations and faith-based organizations, he brings a wealth of clinical experiences to his understanding of public health issues and practice.