Ashley Parks, DrPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health Science
Assistant Professor of Public Health Science

Office Phone: 951-552-8347
E-mail: aparks@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H139
Office Hours: Mondays 3:30-5:00 PM, Tuesdays 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM, Thursdays 1:00 - 6:00 PM

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
DrPH Doctor of Public Health UCLA 06/2016
MPH Master of Public Health CSU Fresno 05/2008
  • Additional Education

    California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA May 2006
    B.S., Health Science: Community Health & Health Administration
    Presidents Honors Scholar/Smittcamp Family Honors College

    California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA May 2008
    Master in Public Health (MPH)
    Focus in Health Promotion, Policy, and Management
    Graduate Presidents Honors Scholar

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) June 2016
    Doctorate in Public Health in Health Services Leadership (DrPH)
    Degree in Healthcare Leadership with course focuses in public health, health economics, leadership, research,
    statistics, and policy.

    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

  • Courses Taught

    HSC 480: Research Methods
    HSC 100: Introduction to Public Health
    HSC 104: U.S. Healthcare Delivery
    HSC 300: Health Communication
    HCA 360: Healthcare Finance
    HCA 410: Quality Improvement in Healthcare
    HCA 450: Healthcare Law and Ethics
    HSC 420: Health Policy
    HCA 490: Current Issues in Health Administration
    HSC 499: Capstone
    HSC 501: The American Healthcare System
    HSC 535: Health Economics
    HSC 539: Strategic Management in Healthcare
    HSC 552: Health Law and Ethics
    HSC 565: Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Healthcare management, Healthcare quality, Healthcare finance, Health economics, Public Health

  • Teaching Experience

    California State University Dominguez Hills Jan 2013- Dec 2015

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Shepherd of the Hills, Granada Hills, CA
    Nursery and Children's Ministry

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Board President-Elect California Association for Healthcare Quality

  • Interests & Hobbies

    My hobbies are traveling and spending time with my son and daughter.

  • Personal Philosophy

    An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. - Proverbs 18:15