Olivia Barlett Parks, BS

  • Graduate Student Researcher

Olivia Parks is a MD/PhD student and plans on becoming a physician scientist neonatologist. She is originally from Pittsburgh and also went to University of Pittsburgh for undergraduate studies. She loves Pittsburgh as a city and the vast opportunities for research at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2019-Present
  • American Association of Immunologists, 2020-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, Latin Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
  • MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2026

Selected Publications

Cooksey KE*, Parks OB*, Lewis AN*, Good M. Feeding strategies in the patient with necrotizing enterocolitis. In: Necrotizing enterocolitis: pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment edited by David Hackam, MD, PhD. United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis Publishing, 2021, ISBN-13: 978-1138343245; ISBN-10: 1138343242 *Denotes equal contribution.

Nolan L, Parks OB, Good M. Immunomodulating Features of Maternal Breast Milk and Protection Against Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Nutrients. PMID: 31861718 PMCID: PMC7019368.   

Parks OB*, Kothamasu KS*, Ziemba MJ, Benner M, Christinziano M, Kantz, S, Leger D, Li J, Patel D, Rabuse W, Sutton S, Wilson A, Baireddy P, Kamat A, Callas M, Borges M, Scalia M, Klenk E, Scherer G, Martinez M, Grubb S, Kaufmann N, Pruitt JN, Keiser CN. Increased cuticular bacterial load can alter aggressiveness in a funnel-weaving spider. Current Zoology. doi: 10.1093/cz/zox064. PMID: 30403200. PMCID: PMC6280096 *Denotes equal contribution 

Parks OB, Pociask DP, Hodzic Z, Kolls JK, Good M. Interleukin-22 signaling in the regulation of intestinal health and disease. Front. Cell Dev. Biol;3:85. PMID: 26793707. PMCID: PMC4710696.