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   Gib Parrish        

Gib Parrish, born and raised in Oklahoma City, received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and biophysics from Yale University in 1973 and his medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1978. He received additional training in pathology at the University of Washington and in preventive medicine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During most of his career, he worked at the CDC as a public health physician and scientist. He retired from CDC in 2002 after 20 years of service, during which he worked on many different public health issues. Since retiring, Dr. Parrish has continued work in public health as a consultant, including work with CDC, state health departments, and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Dartmouth Medical School and has assisted in teaching several courses in Dartmouth’s Masters of Public Health program.

In 2007, Dr. Parrish began teaching science to the 3rd and 4th grade class at Stevens. He alternates the curriculum annually between the life sciences with a focus on birds, and the earth and space sciences with an emphasis on the basic forces of nature.  He takes advantage of the outdoor setting at Peacham to illustrate scientific concepts taught in the classroom.

Dr. Parrish and his wife Sharon McDonnell, who is also a public health physician, have two children, Morgan and Natalya, both of whom attended the Stevens School.