Carly Parry, PhD, MSW, MA, is Senior Advisor, Care Coordination and Transitions Research Initiatives. She was previously a Senior Program Officer for the Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Before joining PCORI, Parry served as a care improvement researcher at Kaiser Permanente Southern California, where she led research and quality improvement initiatives in cancer survivorship, chronic illness, care transitions, and quality measurement, and headed a Mixed Methods Core. Before Kaiser Permanente, Parry served as a program director at the National Cancer Institute, leading portfolios in cancer survivorship and care transitions as well as a Mixed Methods group. Prior to joining NCI, Parry was an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, where she conducted applied research, and served for 9 years as dissemination and training lead for the Care Transitions Program.
Parry has served on Institute of Medicine (now the National Academies of Medicine) best practice innovation roundtables, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality technical expert panels, and has contributed to numerous panels, reports, and national initiatives in cancer and chronic illness care. She was the lead architect for two National Cancer Institute funding opportunity announcements on survivorship care planning, and developed a model of cancer survivorship care quality highlighted in a 2013 IOM Report. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, IOM releases, and the Handbook of Oncology Social Work, and focuses on care planning and coordination, transitional care, metric development, mixed methodologies, dissemination and implementation, psychosocial outcomes and distress screening and management. Parry leads a $69 million PCORI initiative focused on enhancing and communicating PCORI’s transitional care portfolio: The Transitional Care Evidence to Action Network.
Parry earned a BA in sociology from Grinnell College, and a joint doctorate in social work and sociology, an MSW, and a master in applied social research degree from the University of Michigan.