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Daniel Christopher Parker

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Geriatrics
Rm 1510 Blue Zone Duke South, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27705


Biological aging is the greatest risk factor for most chronic diseases, including frailty and dementia. The geroscience hypothesis posits that interventions that target aspects of biological aging may delay or prevent many of these diseases simultaneously. My research centers on understanding the mechanisms of interventions that affect biological aging, like exercise training and caloric restriction and using that understanding to develop therapies that maintain cognitive and physical function in older adults.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Medicine · 2020 - Present Medicine, Geriatrics, Medicine
Assistant Professor in Neurology · 2022 - Present Neurology, Behavioral Neurology, Neurology
Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development · 2020 - Present Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Eastern Virginia Medical School · 2013 M.D.

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