Research Scientist II

Dr. Alison Parker is a Developmental Psychologist and Research Scientist at iRT. She has served as Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, and Project Director on many projects related to youth mentoring and positive youth development.  In addition, Dr. Parker has been the Principal Investigator on a project to develop and evaluate a mindfulness education program for elementary school students funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and a project for middle school students funded by Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Dr. Parker is currently Principal Investigator on a contract from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to develop and evaluate an online mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Dr. Parker received her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from North Carolina State University.