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Rachel Parry

Graduate Research Assistant

Rachel Parry


(919) 999-9999
Beard Hall, , , Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

Rachel is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy and licensed pharmacist in North Carolina (’18 Pharm.D., University of Iowa College of Pharmacy). She has been involved in a number of research projects as a research assistant throughout her PhD training related to the intersection between medications and medical or pharmacy services. Throughout her academic and experiential work, she has been trained in study design, methods, statistics, writing, policy, and the conduction of ethical research. She has worked with large, medical and prescription claims databases, surveys, and semi-structured interview transcripts.

She is passionate about women’s health, and she aspires to advance high-quality evidence that facilitates safe, accessible, and affordable health care service and contraception utilization. Her dissertation is titled, “Bimanual pelvic examinations: temporal trends and imposed barriers to self-administered contraception use.” She was recently awarded an R36 Health Services Research Dissertation Award through the Agency for Health Research Quality (AHRQ).

Parry RA, Zule WA, Hurt CB, Evon DM, Rhea SK, Carpenter DM. Pharmacist attitudes and provision of harm reduction services in North Carolina: an exploratory study. Harm Reduction Journal. 2021;18(1):1-11.

Parry RA¸ Sayner R, Davis SA, Beznos BY, Carpenter DM, Sleath BL. Communication about contraception with adolescent females with asthma in pediatric visits. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2020;33(4):372-376.

Witry M, Parry R, McDonough R, Deninger M. Analysis of medication adherence-related notes from a service-oriented community pharmacy. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2018;14(6):589-594.