Eva Rawlings Parker, MD

Assistant Professor

Eva Rawlings Parker, MD is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is President of the Nashville Dermatologic Society and Vice President of the Williamson County Medical Society. Dr. Parker practices general and complex medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology, as well as cosmetic dermatology at Vanderbilt. Dr. Parker’s academic interests include the health effects secondary to climate change, global health, HIV dermatoses, and tropical skin disease. Dr. Parker provides dermatologic care to people living with HIV twice monthly in Vanderbilt’s Comprehensive Care Clinic and is collaborating with colleagues in her department to start a weekly dermatology clinic at Meharry to begin in 2022. She also provides volunteer dermatologic care to immigrant, refugee, and underserved populations in Nashville, TN at Siloam Health and the Shade Tree Clinic. As well, she provides volunteer telehealth consultation services in Africa through The Addis Clinic, has taught internationally in resource-limited settings, and is an external supervisor and mentor at the Regional Dermatology Training Centre in Moshi, Tanzania. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Denver which fueled her interest in how environmental degradation and climate change affect health. She is the Co-Chair of American Academy of Dermatology’s Expert Resource Group on Climate and Environmental Issues and also co-chairs the group’s subcommittee on Communication and Education. Dr. Parker is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Climate Change and Health, a member of the International Society of Dermatology's Committee on Climate Change, a member of the Cochrane Climate-Health Working Group, and a faculty supervisor for the Climate Resources for Health Education initiative lead by the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education. Additionally, she serves on the Mayor of Nashville's Sustainability Advisory Committee and co-chairs the committee’s working group on public engagement to achieve environmental justice. Dr. Parker actively publishes, lectures, and speaks at regional, national, and international meetings on the dermatologic effects of climate change and the intersection of climate change and global health. She is a staunch advocate for both climate justice and health care sustainability, actively promoting broader education on the health impacts caused by climate change.