Meet Kevin Parkinson, 2019 NIDA Summer Research Intern

The Global Center for Applied Health Research (GCAHR) would like to welcome, Kevin Parkinson, who was recently awarded the prestigious 2019 National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research Internship.  The award, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health, places qualified undergraduates with NIDA research scientists at universities for an intensive, hands-on substance abuse and addiction research experience providing interns the opportunity to gain an understanding of the research process.  Dr. Flavio Marsiglia, Regents' Professor and Director of GCAHR, is serving as Kevin's mentor.  During Kevin's time with GCAHR he will assist with our keepin' it REAL in Mexico: An Adaptation and Multisite RCT project (NIDA/NIH, R01DA038657, Marsiglia).  Please see below for more information about Kevin and please join us in welcoming him to the team!


More from Kevin Parkinson...

I have lived in Arizona my whole life and just recently graduated with my BA in Psychology from ASU. I am a husband and father of our 13-month-old son and enjoy sports, reading and traveling with family. Before my undergraduate studies I had the opportunity to serve a church mission in Puebla, Mexico for the space of two years. As such, I love all things México: from the people and the culture, to the music and the food. With regards to my professional life, I have ambitions to pursue a doctorate degree in clinical psychology, with a focus in addiction science and substance abuse prevention. In this field I hope to use my multi-cultural and bilingual skills to serve those who find themselves in high-risk environments for addiction and other risky behaviors. It is my aspiration to work in both clinical and research settings in order to fully equip myself as a scientist who is able to help contribute to the science of evidence-based interventions.