E. Blaine Parrish

E. Blaine Parrish

Assistant Professor, Milken Institute of Public Health
Faculty: Full-Time
Address: 2175 K Street, NW
Washington, DC,
Phone: 202-994-2441

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Parrish’s areas of expertise include:  community-based health program development, implementation, and evaluation; organization and management of community-based health service organizations; infrastructure development (financial, organizational, community); qualitative research methods in minority community-based health issues, including transgender health; and development of systems of care (medical, behavioral health, prevention, housing, and quality of care).

Blaine Parrish is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health and in the Department of Global Health at the GW Milken Institute School.; Dr. Parrish also serves as Interim Director of the Community Oriented Primary Care Program in the Department of Prevention and Community Health and the Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Community-Based Program Management.

Current Research

His areas of interest are in design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of health-related community-based programs, community-based housing, prevention, primary care, and public health promotion programs.


Dr. Parrish holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Organization and Management from Capella University, a Master’s Degree in Humanities from the University of Texas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma.


Maximizing Access to Medications Through Efficient Use of CARE Act Resources. Levi, J., Hidalgo, J., Palen, J., Parrish, B., Williams, K., Lara, A. "Maximizing Access to Medications Through Efficient Use of CARE Act Resources.." (Study 3) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau, Washington, DC. May 2003.

Classes Taught

PSYD 6211  LGBT Health Capstone Project