Dr. Katrina Parker grew up in Detroit, Michigan and attended Michigan State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology & Public Health. She has served as the Interim Director of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was instrumental in doing the groundwork in establishing the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program and was on the advisory board for Genetech, Inc. Regarding growth hormone therapy in pediatrics. Dr. Parker also served advisory on the Newborn Screening Committees in Alabama and Texas. Internationally, she collaborated with Gemini to organize programs for medical students and healthcare professional in Ethiopia. Since joining Ross University School of Medicine, she has served as the Endocrine I & II Module Director, Basic Sciences Representative on the Curriculum Committee and Faculty Advisor to White Coats for Black Lives and Organization for African Students.