Virginia Parret, PhD
Graduate School: Joint UAA-UAF PhD Program in Clinical-Community Psychology with Rural, Indigenous Emphasis
Doctoral Internship: Alaska Family Medicine Residency/Providence Family Medicine Center
Medical Interests: Integrated behavioral health in primary care; BH strategies for chronic disease management; reproductive health with an emphasis on perinatal mood & anxiety disorders; Psycho-Oncology; and working as part of an interprofessional/interdisciplinary care team
Personal Interests: Spending time with family – fortunate to have a lot of family in the area; chasing after our 2 young active boys; taking on home remodeling project with my husband; and being outside, connecting with nature on walks, hikes, gardening, or just being in our backyard messing around.
What is the best thing about teaching at AKFMR?
I have been on faculty at AKFMR since 2011 and thoroughly enjoy working, teaching, and supervising residents and doctoral interns. The best part of teaching at AKFMR is being part of a collaborative team who strives to instill the importance of delivering and collaborating with others to deliver whole person-centered care.
How did you end up in Alaska?
My parents made that decision for me! I was born and raise in Anchorage, met my husband in high school and now we are working on raising the next generation in the state we both love.