Carly Parry , PhD, MA, MSW, BA
Research Area: Care transitions, care planning, resilience, chronic illness and aging
Dr. Carly Parry earned a Master of Social Work degree and a joint doctorate in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Michigan, where she was the recipient of an NIA pre-doctoral fellowship in social research and applied issues in aging. Following her training, Dr. Parry served on the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Health Care Policy and Research, from 2002-2011. In addition to promoting an applied program of research in psychosocial outcomes and care delivery for cancer survivors, Dr. Parry served as the Curriculum Development & Training Lead and the Dissemination Lead for the Care Transitions Program, a nationally-recognized intervention model/program to support quality transitional care in individuals with multiple chronic health conditions.
In 2011, Dr. Parry joined the National Cancer Institute as a Program Director. Dr. Parry's interests and expertise include transitional and follow-up care in cancer and chronic illness (processes of care, care coordination, patient-centered and team models of care, survivorship care planning, distress screening); psychosocial outcomes and care delivery; and the use of technology platforms to promote care coordination and patient-centered care. Additional areas of interest include the development and implementation of quality and performance metrics in cancer care, the intersection of the cancer experience with aging and chronic illness, psychological resilience, and mixed methodologies.
Secondary Branch Appointment:
Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB)
Current and past BRP mentors include Erik Augustson.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Parry, C., Kent, E., Forsythe, L., Alfano C. & Rowland, J. Commentary: Can't See the Forest for the Care Plan: A Call to Revisit the Context of Care Planning.. J Clin Oncol 2013; 31(21):2651-2653.
Parry, C., Padgett, L., & Zebrack, B. Now what? Toward an integrated research and practice agenda in distress screening. J Psychosoc Oncol 2012; 6(30):715-727.
Parry, C., Kent, E., Mariotto, A., Alfano, C., & Rowland, J. Cancer Survivors: A Booming Population. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2011; 20(10):1996-2005.