Ashley Parks, Dr.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Public Health Science
Office Phone: 951-552-8347 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: Health Science Campus H139 Office Hours: Mondays 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Tuesdays 10:30-12:00 and 2:00-3:30 PM, Thursdays 2:00-3:30 PM
|Dr.P.H.||Doctor of Public Health||University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)||2016|
|MBA||Executive Master of of Business Administration||Smartly Institute||2019|
|MTech||Masters in Technology Management||Georgetown||2018|
|M.P.H.||Master of Public Health||California State University Fresno||2008|
Doctorate in Public Health - Health Services Leadership (DrPH)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) June 2016
Degree in Healthcare Leadership with coursework in health economics, management, research,
statistics, and policy.
Master of Technology Management (MTech)
Georgetown University Aug 2018
Focus in Healthcare Information Technology and Innovation
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Smartly Institute March 2019
Master in Public Health (MPH)
California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA May 2008
Focus in Health Promotion, Policy, and Management
Graduate Presidents Honors Scholar
B.S., Health Science: Community Health & Health Administration
California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA May 2006
Presidents Honors Scholar
Master Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) September 2015 to present
National Center for Health Education & Credentialing (NCHEC)
Certification in Public Health (CPH) July 2010 to present
National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE)
Certified Practitioner in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) April 2011 to present
National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)
Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt July 2012 to present
Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE)
Healthcare Certified Accreditation Professional (HCAP) June 2013 to present
Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ)
Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) July 2013 to present
Aveta Business Institute
Certified Professional of Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) July 2013 to present
American Hospital Association (AHA)
Project Management Professional (PMP) August 2013 to present
Project Management International (PMI)
Certified Health Technology Specialist – Implementation Manager (CHTS-IM) December 2013 to present
American Healthcare Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Certified Technical Specialist – Managed Care August 2015 to present
Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) June 2016 to present
HSC 101: Introduction to Public Health
HSC 104: U.S. Healthcare Delivery
HSC 300: Health Communication
HSC 480: Research Methods
HCA 330: Information Systems in Healthcare
HCA 360: Healthcare Finance
HCA 410: Quality Improvement in Healthcare
HSC 420: Health Policy
HCA 450: Healthcare Law and Ethics
HCA 490: Current Issues in Health Administration
HSC 499: Capstone
HSC 501: The American Healthcare System
HSC 521: Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
HSC 539: Strategic Management in Healthcare
HSC 552: Health Law and Ethics
HSC 565: Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations
HSC 598/599 Public Health Capstone
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
Healthcare Management, Healthcare Quality, Healthcare Finance, Health Economics, Public Health, Health Education, Environmental health, Air quality, Social Justice, Poverty & Inequality, Health Information Technology, Civic Engagement
California State University System - Undergraduate programs in health administration, community health, and nursing 2012-present
Guest lecturer USC MHA Program - Health IT and Operations (Summer and Fall Semesters)
Research, Presentations, & Publications
Parks, Ashley. Lazari, Matthew. "Adapt, Motivate, Leverage: Engagement Techniques Used by Online and In-Person Faculty". Online Teaching Conference, Anaheim, CA. 06/18/2019.
Parks, Ashley. "Recommendations for New Faculty on Leveraging Professional Experience to Bridge the Gap Between Theory and Practice”. Teaching Professors Conference, New Orleans, LA. 06/09/2019.
Parks, Ashley. "Best Practices for Preparing Students for the Workforce through the Integration of Practice and Theory by New Faculty”. Teaching Professors Conference, New Orleans, LA. 06/08/2019.
Parks, A. (2016). "Running the Race: Quality as a Marathon". California Association for Healthcare Quality.
Parks, A (2016). "Improving the Linkage to HIV Specialty Care: Referral and Authorization Process Redesign at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation". DrPH Dissertation available at http://escholarship.org/uc/item/8r8260j7 .
Parks, A. & Lazari, M. (2015). "NAHQ Leadership Model Series: Communicating Effectively for Change and Improvement". California Association for Healthcare Quality.
Parks, A. (2015). "NAHQ Leadership Model Series: Communicating for Healthcare Quality with an Emphasis on Education". California Association for Healthcare Quality.
Parks, A. (2015). "Meaningful Graphs". Smith, James. California Association for Healthcare Quality Journal.
Parks, A. (2014). "Our New Charge: Expanding the Quality Landscape by Cultivating a Culture of Adaptability and Inclusion". California Association for Healthcare Quality.
Parks, A. (2014). "NAHQ Leadership Model Series: The Art of Data Management", California Association for Healthcare Quality.
Parks, A. (2014) "Our Iceberg is Melting" Kotter, John. California Association for Healthcare Quality Journal.
Zane, J., Toy, P., Parks, A., et.al. (2012). “Diminishing the health burden caused by disproportionate exposure to air pollution through local community action to change policies and practices”. APHA.
Wallace, S. Zane, J., Toy, P., Parks, A., et.al. (2012). “From the ground up to the sky: Bringing aging and child advocates together to expand traditional air quality coalitions”. APHA.
Parks, A. (2008). “Gardasil vaccine attitudes and opinions survey of Central Valley, California mothers of girls 14 to 18 years old”. Thesis (M.P.H.) - California State University, Fresno.
Church Membership & Activities
Shepherd of the Hills, Granada Hills, CA
Nursery and Children's Ministry
Community Service & Involvement
The Kindness Project
Interests & Hobbies
My hobbies are traveling and spending time with my children.
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. - Proverbs 18:15
I am a lifelong learner with a passion for helping students find and live their purpose.