Parveen Parmar

Title(s)Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressGNH 1011, 1200 N State Street Rm 1011
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Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Title(s)Chief, Global Emergency Medicine

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    Dr. Parmar’s research has focused on the study of health and human rights violations in refugees and internally displaced populations. Dr. Parmar has supported health care for refugees and other vulnerable persons globally in multiple settings--on issues such as emergency care delivery, maternal and child health, gender-based violence, and primary care provision. Dr. Parmar is the Chief of the Division of Global Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, where she is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine.

    International Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University (2010)
    UCLA/Olive View UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency, Los Angeles (2008)
    MD, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine (2004)
    MPH Global Health and Populations, Harvard University (2010)
    BS Biology, Stanford University, 1999

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    1. Solitary Confinement Use in Immigration Detention Before and After the Beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 05; 38(7):1789-1790. Nwadiuko J, Nishi A, Terp S, Dekker AM, Bustamante AV, Parmar P. PMID: 36749433; PMCID: PMC9904261.
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    2. Medical Mismanagement in Southern US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention Facilities: A Thematic Analysis of Secondary Medical Records. J Immigr Minor Health. 2023 Oct; 25(5):1085-1097. Zeidan AJ, Goodall H, Sieben A, Parmar P, Burner E. PMID: 36715966; PMCID: PMC9885057.
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    3. Trends in Sexual Assault Against Detainees in US Immigration Detention Centers, 2018-2022. JAMA. 2023 01 24; 329(4):338-339. Lue N, Nwadiuko J, Parmar P, Zeidan A. PMID: 36692571; PMCID: PMC10408271.
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    4. Rapidly adapted community health strategies to prevent treatment interruption and improve COVID-19 detection for Syrian refugees and the host population with hypertension and diabetes in Jordan. Int Health. 2022 Dec 28. Ratnayake R, Rawashdeh F, AbuAlRub R, Al-Ali N, Fawad M, Bani Hani M, Zoubi S, Goyal R, Al-Amire K, Mahmoud R, AlMaaitah R, Parmar PK. PMID: 36576492.
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    5. The Rohingya genocide and lessons learned from Myanmar's Spring Revolution. Lancet. 2022 09 10; 400(10355):793-795. Parmar P, Mon SHH, Beyrer C. PMID: 36037826.
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    6. Consistency of reports of violence from northern Rakhine state in August 2017. Confl Health. 2022 May 07; 16(1):22. Trager S, Leigh J, Woods A, Parmar P, Petty A, Haar R, Beyrer C. PMID: 35526032; PMCID: PMC9077994.
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    7. Seeking justice amidst chaos: methods to identify and document individuals implicated in crimes against the Rohingya in August 2017. Confl Health. 2022 Mar 02; 16(1):9. Leigh J, Blum A, Petty A, Woods A, Parmar P, Beyrer C. PMID: 35236388; PMCID: PMC8892691.
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    8. Mapping factors associated with deaths in immigration detention in the United States, 2011-2018: A thematic analysis. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2021 Oct; 2:100040. Parmar P, Ross M, Terp S, Kearl N, Fischer B, Grassini M, Ahmed S, Frenzen N, Burner E. PMID: 36779035; PMCID: PMC9904093.
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    9. Correction: Deaths in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention: FY2018-2020. AIMS Public Health. 2021; 8(3):499. Terp S, Ahmed S, Burner E, Ross M, Grassini M, Fischer B, Parmar P. PMID: 34395699; PMCID: PMC8334634.
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    10. Characteristics of Deaths Among Individuals in US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention Facilities, 2011-2018. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 07 01; 4(7):e2116019. Grassini M, Terp S, Fischer B, Ahmed S, Ross M, Frenzen N, Burner E, Parmar P. PMID: 34232301; PMCID: PMC8264644.
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    11. Continued Trauma: A Thematic Analysis of the Asylum-Seeking Experience Under the Migrant Protection Protocols. Health Equity. 2021; 5(1):277-287. Silverstein MC, Long RFP, Burner E, Parmar P, Schneberk TW. PMID: 34095707; PMCID: PMC8175263.
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    12. Integrating community health volunteers into non-communicable disease management among Syrian refugees in Jordan: a causal loop analysis. BMJ Open. 2021 04 20; 11(4):e045455. Parmar PK, Rawashdah F, Al-Ali N, Abu Al Rub R, Fawad M, Al Amire K, Al-Maaitah R, Ratnayake R. PMID: 33879489; PMCID: PMC8061821.
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    13. Deaths in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention: FY2018-2020. AIMS Public Health. 2021; 8(1):81-89. Terp S, Ahmed S, Burner E, Ross M, Grassini M, Fischer B, Parmar P. PMID: 33575408; PMCID: PMC7870381.
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    14. A cohort study to assess a communication intervention to improve linkage to HIV care in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda. Glob Public Health. 2021 12; 16(12):1848-1855. O'Laughlin KN, Xu A, Greenwald KE, Kasozi J, Parker RA, Bustamante N, Parmar P, Faustin ZM, Walensky RP, Bassett IV. PMID: 33222633; PMCID: PMC8137716.
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    15. Access to Care and Prevalence of Hypertension and Diabetes Among Syrian Refugees in Northern Jordan. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 10 01; 3(10):e2021678. Ratnayake R, Rawashdeh F, AbuAlRub R, Al-Ali N, Fawad M, Bani Hani M, Goyal R, Greenough PG, Al-Amire K, AlMaaitah R, Parmar P. PMID: 33052405; PMCID: PMC7557515.
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    16. Simple ideas to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic on refugees with chronic diseases. Confl Health. 2020; 14:23. Fawad M, Rawashdeh F, Parmar PK, Ratnayake R. PMID: 32391077; PMCID: PMC7201387.
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    17. COVID-19 and the coming epidemic in US immigration detention centres. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 06; 20(6):646-648. Meyer JP, Franco-Paredes C, Parmar P, Yasin F, Gartland M. PMID: 32304631; PMCID: PMC7159863.
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    18. Qualitative evidence of crimes against humanity: the August 2017 attacks on the Rohingya in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. Confl Health. 2019; 13:41. Messner N, Woods A, Petty A, Parmar PK, Leigh J, Thomas E, Curry D, Venters H, Gilbert A, Nelson T, Lester E. PMID: 31534472; PMCID: PMC6745777.
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    19. Documentation of human rights abuses among Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Confl Health. 2019; 13:42. Haar RJ, Wang K, Venters H, Salonen S, Patel R, Nelson T, Mishori R, Parmar PK. PMID: 31534473; PMCID: PMC6745767.
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    20. SenseMaker® as a monitoring and evaluation tool to provide new insights on gender-based violence programs and services in Lebanon. Eval Program Plann. 2019 12; 77:101715. Bartels SA, Michael S, Vahedi L, Collier A, Kelly J, Davison C, Scott J, Parmar P, Geara P. PMID: 31539645.
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    21. Building Immigration-Informed, Cross-Sector Coalitions: Findings from the Los Angeles County Health Equity for Immigrants Summit. Health Equity. 2019; 3(1):431-435. Saadi A, Cheffers ML, Taira B, Trotzky-Sirr R, Parmar P, Samra S, Morrison JL, Shah S, Schneberk T. PMID: 31448353; PMCID: PMC6707036.
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    22. Mortality in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh: historical, social, and political context. Sex Reprod Health Matters. 2019 May; 27(2):1610275. Parmar PK, Jin RO, Walsh M, Scott J. PMID: 31533592; PMCID: PMC7888086.
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    23. A qualitative evaluation of health care in the Maroantsetra region of Madagascar. Int Health. 2019 05 01; 11(3):185-192. Bustamante ND, Golden CD, Randrianasolo JF, Parmar P. PMID: 30265340.
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    24. An exploration of gender-based violence in eastern Myanmar in the context of political transition: findings from a qualitative sexual and reproductive health assessment. Sex Reprod Health Matters. 2019 May; 27(2):1665161. Tanabe M, Greer A, Leigh J, Modi P, Davis WW, Mhote PP, Htoo EM, Otterness CM, Parmar P. PMID: 31589098; PMCID: PMC7887906.
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    25. Migration patterns & their associations with health and human rights in eastern Myanmar after political transition: results of a population-based survey using multistaged household cluster sampling. Confl Health. 2019; 13:15. Parmar PK, Barina C, Low S, Tun KT, Otterness C, Mhote PP, Htoo SN, Kyaw SW, Lwin NA, Maung C, Moo NM, Oo EKS, Reh D, Mon NC, Zhou X, Richards AK. PMID: 31061675; PMCID: PMC6486977.
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    26. Violence and mortality in the Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar, 2017: results of a quantitative survey of surviving community leaders in Bangladesh. Lancet Planet Health. 2019 03; 3(3):e144-e153. Parmar PK, Leigh J, Venters H, Nelson T, PHR Rohingya Study Group. PMID: 30904113.
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    27. Optimizing the Use of a Precious Resource: The Role of Emergency Physicians in a Humanitarian Crisis. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Jun; 18(4):607-615. Parmar PK, Greenough PG. PMID: 28611880; PMCID: PMC5468065.
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    28. Health and human rights in eastern Myanmar after the political transition: a population-based assessment using multistaged household cluster sampling. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5):e0121212. Parmar PK, Barina CC, Low S, Tun KT, Otterness C, Mhote PP, Htoo SN, Kyaw SW, Lwin NA, Maung C, Moo NM, Oo EK, Reh D, Mon NC, Singh N, Goyal R, Richards AK. PMID: 25970445; PMCID: PMC4430217.
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    29. Influences of sex, age and education on attitudes towards gender inequitable norms and practices in South Sudan. Glob Public Health. 2014; 9(7):773-86. Scott J, Hacker M, Averbach S, Modest AM, Cornish S, Spencer D, Murphy M, Parmar P. PMID: 25026024; PMCID: PMC4176771.
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    30. Need for a gender-sensitive human security framework: results of a quantitative study of human security and sexual violence in Djohong District, Cameroon. Confl Health. 2014; 8:6. Parmar PK, Agrawal P, Goyal R, Scott J, Greenough PG. PMID: 24829613; PMCID: PMC4019897.
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    31. Health and human rights in eastern Myanmar prior to political transition: a population-based assessment using multistaged household cluster sampling. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2014 May 05; 14:15. Parmar PK, Benjamin-Chung J, Smith LS, Htoo SN, Laeng S, Lwin A, Mahn M, Maung C, Reh D, Shwe Oo EK, Lee T, Richards AK. PMID: 24885540; PMCID: PMC4022419.
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    32. Learning from Japan: strengthening US emergency care and disaster response. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Dec; 32(12):2172-8. Parmar P, Arii M, Kayden S. PMID: 24301402.
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    33. An assessment of attitudes toward gender inequitable sexual and reproductive health norms in South Sudan: a community-based participatory research approach. Confl Health. 2013 Nov 09; 7(1):24. Scott J, Averbach S, Modest AM, Hacker M, Cornish S, Spencer D, Murphy M, Parmar P. PMID: 24209789; PMCID: PMC3826838.
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    34. An assessment of gender inequitable norms and gender-based violence in South Sudan: a community-based participatory research approach. Confl Health. 2013 Mar 06; 7(1):4. Scott J, Averbach S, Modest AM, Hacker MR, Cornish S, Spencer D, Murphy M, Parmar P. PMID: 23497469; PMCID: PMC3599371.
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    35. Value of mandatory screening studies in emergency department patients cleared for psychiatric admission. West J Emerg Med. 2012 Nov; 13(5):388-93. Parmar P, Goolsby CA, Udompanyanan K, Matesick LD, Burgamy KP, Mower WR. PMID: 23359831; PMCID: PMC3556945.
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    36. Sexual violence among host and refugee population in Djohong District, Eastern Cameroon. Glob Public Health. 2012; 7(9):974-94. Parmar P, Agrawal P, Greenough PG, Goyal R, Kayden S. PMID: 22621466.
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    37. Health and human rights in Chin State, Western Burma: a population-based assessment using multistaged household cluster sampling. PLoS Med. 2011 Feb 08; 8(2):e1001007. Sollom R, Richards AK, Parmar P, Mullany LC, Lian SB, Iacopino V, Beyrer C. PMID: 21346799; PMCID: PMC3035608.
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    38. Burden of surgical disease: strategies to manage an existing public health emergency. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2009 Jul-Aug; 24 Suppl 2:s228-31. McQueen KA, Parmar P, Kene M, Broaddus S, Casey K, Chu K, Hyder JA, Mihailovic A, Semer N, Sullivan SR, Weiser T, Burkle FM. PMID: 19806545.
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    39. Aid to Darfur threatened after ICC actions. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Jun; 3(2):73-4. Parmar P. PMID: 19491601.
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    40. Responding to gender-based violence in disasters: grappling with research methods to clear the way for planning. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Mar; 3(1):8-10. Rosborough S, Chan JL, Parmar P. PMID: 19293737.
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    41. Autonomy and public health: when the patient is a physician. Virtual Mentor. 2006 Apr 01; 8(4):197-200. Parmar P. PMID: 23241615.
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