Debra Parker Oliver, PhD

Professor of Palliative Medicine, School of Medicine

Debra Parker Oliver is the inaugural holder of the Dr. Ira Kodner, MD Chair in Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care. She focuses on evaluating behavioral interventions to improve the lives of family caregivers of individuals with advanced illness. She has specific expertise and experience in working with caregivers of hospice patients and building interventions to improve the caregiving experience. Additionally, she has worked with hospice providers to improve interdisciplinary team collaboration.

Oliver serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and as a senior associate editor for the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.