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Spelman Alumna Meighan Parker Begins her Tenure-track Journey at the University of Georgia School of Law

May 2024

Spelman Alumna Meighan Parker Joins University of Georgia Law Faculty

Spelman alumna Meighan C. Parker is at the forefront of health law scholarship, with a particular focus on the transformative potential of telehealth and digital health technologies. Her commitment to addressing healthcare disparities and expanding access to care in marginalized communities is evident in her groundbreaking research and advocacy efforts.

As a health law scholar, Parker's work centers on the legal implications of novel telehealth and digital health technologies, aimed at democratizing healthcare. Her research delves into the impact of these innovations on the practice of medicine and access to care, with a keen focus on marginalized and vulnerable communities. Parker's forthcoming article, "Come As You Are?: Democratizing Healthcare through Black Church-Telehealth Initiatives," slated for publication in the Columbia Science and Technology Review, exemplifies her dedication to exploring innovative solutions to healthcare disparities.

Prior to joining the University of Georgia School of Law, Parker distinguished herself in legal practice, where she navigated complex regulatory and compliance issues in the healthcare sector. As a managing associate at Sidley Austin LLP and an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP, she developed expertise in the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and related laws, providing her with a nuanced understanding of the regulatory landscape governing pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Parker's academic journey is marked by academic excellence and a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Spelman College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law. During her time at the University of Alabama, Parker served as the captain of the 2018 Health Law Transactional Moot Court team and gained valuable experience as an extern in the Special Litigation Section of the US Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.

Additionally, Parker holds a Master’s of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, where she studied religion, ethics, and politics. Her interdisciplinary background informs her approach to health law scholarship, allowing her to explore the complex intersections of law, healthcare, and ethics.

As a member of the Alumni/Alumnae Council at Harvard Divinity School, Parker remains actively engaged in her alma mater's community, furthering her commitment to scholarship, advocacy, and social justice. Her contributions to the field of health law and her dedication to addressing healthcare disparities make her a trailblazer and a source of inspiration for future generations of Spelman alumnae.

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