Heather Parnell, MSW

Business Manager

Heather Parnell is currently the Business Manager for the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center. In her role, she provides budgetary support including pre- and post-award activities, collaborating with grants administration, and developing/maintaining contracts. In addition, she provides research administration activities such as purchasing, expense reports, and other administrative duties as needed for both grant funded projects as well as DDH center activities. Heather is also a Research Project Manager in the Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR).

Heather joined Duke in 2007 as a Master of Social Work intern from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was hired on full time in 2008.

In Heather’s words:

Dream travel destination:  Antarctica
Favorite Food: Coffee
If I wasn’t working in global digital health science, I would be doing something in sports.