Michelle Parisi

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Extension and Outreach, Nutritional Sciences

Associate Professor and Extension Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Management Specialist

Dr. Michelle A. Parisi is an Associate Professor with over 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition instruction, and research.

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy Food Technology Clemson University 2012
Master of Science Clinical Nutrition Rush University 1998
Bachelor of Science Home Economics, Dietetics Option Eastern Illinois University 1993

Research

Research Area and Interests:
Dissemination and implementation of health and nutrition programs and initiatives through an Extension model; Food system as a social determinant of health and food insecurity in rural communities

Competitive Grant Awards

  1. Parisi, M and Sherrill, W. 2023. “Health Extension for Diabetes: Program Expansion to Advance Health Equity”. A Strategic Approach to Advancing Health Equity for Priority Populations with or at Risk for Diabetes. Centers for Disease Control. $5,000,000.
  2. Parisi, M, Griffin, Baker, and Matthews. 2023. “Clemson Extension Healthy Options Program”. High Obesity Prevention Program. Centers for Disease Control $3,800,000.
  3. Parisi, M. 2023. “Health and Mental Health Needs of Rural Veterans”.  USDVA-Office of Rural Health. $150,000.
  4. Cartmell, M, and Parisi, M. 2023. “EXCITE: Extension Immunization Teaching and Engagement - Implementation Phase”.  National Extension Foundation. $100,000.
  5. Sherrill, W and Parisi, M. 2023. “Health Extension for Diabetes”. Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of SC. $25,000.
  6. McFall, D, Bales, M, Stancil, M, Sherrill, W, and Parisi, M. 2023. “Know Diabetes by Heart”.  American Diabetes Association. $16,500.
  7. Sherrill, W, Stancil, M, and Parisi, M. 2022. “Enabling Precision Medicine: Increasing access to DSMES via an EHR-based clinical decision support tool”. American Diabetes Association. $600,000.
  8. Parisi, M. 2022. “EXCITE: Adult vaccination in underserved populations.” National Extension Foundation. $10,000.
  9. Griffin, S, Parisi, M, Northcutt, J, and Sherrill, W. 2022. “CDC-HOP Supplemental Project – Childhood Obesity Prevention”.  Centers for Disease Control. $100,000. 
  10. Parisi, M. 2022. “Inventory of Cooperative Extension Services Veteran Mental Health resources”. United States Veterans Administration. $155,000. 
  11. Parisi, M and Cartmell, K. 2021. “EXCITE: Extension collaborative on immunization, teaching and engagement”. National Extension Foundation. $45,000.
  12. Parisi, M and Sherrill, W.  2021. “Know Diabetes by Heart”.  American Diabetes Association.  $100,000.
  13. Griffin, S. Parisi, M, Northcutt, JK, and Sherrill, W.  2018. “South Carolina County Health Extension: high obesity prevention and elimination”. Centers for Disease Control. $4,300,000. 
  14. Sherrill, W., Parisi, M, and Stancil, M. 2017. “Healthy South Carolina: A Population Health Extension Initiative”. The Greenville Health Authority. $2,300,000.
  15. Parisi, M, Snow, J, and Sherrill, W. 2017. “Accountable communities and medical neighborhoods”. The Duke Endowment Foundation. $180,000. 
  16. Watt, P. and Parisi, M. 2016. “The ChooseWell Initiative”. The New Morning Foundation awarded $330,000.
  17. Baker, K., Northcutt, JK, Parisi, M, and P.L. Dawson. 2015. “Promoting spinach consumption and sustainable agricultural practices in schools using aquaponics”.  USDA Specialty Crops Grant. $9,000.
  18. Northcutt, J.K., and Parisi, M. 2014. “Expanding Opportunities for Food Safety Programs”. Clemson University. $7,000.

Teaching

  1. University of Georgia (planned for 2024)
    • Survey of Obesity Weight Management (Nutr 8595): topics include analysis of scientific literature and journal articles for validity, presentation of research studies, physical and environmental factors related to obesity pathogenesis and self-management
    • Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (Nutr 2100): topics included food composition, digestion and metabolism, assessing the validity of nutrition information using the scientific method, food safety, world hunger and food security, and lifecycle nutrition
  1. Clemson University (2007-2009; 2022)
    • Medical Nutrition Therapy (Nutr 424/624): team taught course with topics including pathophysiology and nutrition therapy of nutrition-related disease (kidney disease, cancer, liver disease and others); facilitated experiential learning labs with off-campus class field trips
    • Principles of Human Nutrition (Nutr 203): topics included food composition, digestion and metabolism, assessing the validity of nutrition information using the scientific method, food safety, world hunger and food security, and lifecycle nutrition
    • Creative Inquiry (FD SC 450): led experiential research teams focusing on hands-on exploration of research topics and the scientific method; mentored teams investigating polyphenolic compounds in cooked chicken, quality characteristics of food formulations, culinary nutrition outreach, and home food preservation and Extension
  1. Winthrop University (2012)
    • Medical Nutrition Therapy I (Nut 427): topics included Clinical Nutrition with relation to the Nutrition Care Process; special emphasis on nutrition assessment and diagnosis
    • Medical Nutrition Therapy II (Nut 527): topics included the pathophysiology and nutrition therapy of nutrition-related diseases and conditions; special emphasis on intervention strategies as a component of the Nutrition Care Process
    • Nutrition in the Lifecycle (Nut 421): topics included Nutrition concerns and conditions as it relates to different stages of the lifecycle including infancy, pregnancy, and the elderly
  1. Guest Lectures:
    • Parisi, M. Food Safety for Public Health.  Presented at the Clemson University Environmental Health class (S1801-HLTH-4310 Public and Environmental Health – 001).  Clemson, SC. March 2016, April 2018, and March 2019.
    • Parisi, M. What is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program?  Presented at Clemson University (HON 2060). 2018.
    • Parisi, M. Food Labeling Laws and Regulation.  Presented at the Clemson University Food Law class (FDSC 3010).  Clemson University.  September 2017.
    • Parisi, M. Subjective Global Assessment: a tool in the RD’s toolbox.  Presented at Clemson University (NUTR 3020). 2010.
    • Parisi, M. Nutrition in critical care: tube feeding and central venous nutrition. Presented at Clemson University (NUTR 4250).  Clemson, South Carolina. March 2007

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
Clemson University / Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences Assistant Professor and Extension Division Director 16
Winthrop University / Department of Human Nutrition Assistant Professor 1
Rush University Medical Center Clinical Dietitian and Adjunct Faculty 9
Pennington Biomedical Research Center Research Associate 2
Women, Infants and Children with the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County Nutritionist 1

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Faculty Scholar Clemson School of Health Research 2023
Live Healthy SC State Impact Award for demonstrating a commitment to the health of South Carolinians under the Live Healthy SC Plan using a collaborative approach for state health improvement. Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina 2022
Extension Team Award for outstanding efforts surrounding COVID-19 education particularly in underserved communities in our state. Clemson University Extension Senate. 2021
LEAD 21 Executive Leadership Training; Nomination and Acceptance Clemson Extension 2017-2018
IFNC Global Fellow Recipient Tuskegee University 2011
Outstanding Research Achievement Award Rush University 1999
Outstanding Senior Award Eastern Illinois University 1993
Ruth Gaertner Dietetic Scholarship Eastern Illinois University 1992

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Reviewer Health Practice and Promotion 2023
Reviewer Journal of Human Science and Extension 2022-2023

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
National Extension Foundation National Health Outreach and Engagement Conference 2024 2023-2024 Chair Conference Planning Committee
University of Georgia Alumni Engagement Committee 2023 Committee Member
University of Georgia Southeast PDC Hiring Committee 2023 Committee Member
Southern Region - Family and Consumer Science Program Leadership Network Family and Consumer Science Leadership Committee 2023 Outgoing Chair and Representative
Southern Region - Family and Consumer Science Program Leadership Network Family Consumer Science Committee Conference Planning Committee 2023 Committee Member
Southern Region - Family and Consumer Science Program Leadership Network Family and Consumer Science Leadership Committee 2022 Elected Chair
Southern Region - Family and Consumer Science Program Leadership Network Family and Consumer Science Leadership Committee 2021 Elected Co-Chair
National Extension Foundation Extension Committee on Organization and Policy Health Innovation Taskforce 2022 Focus Group Member
Southern Region - Family and Consumer Science Program Leadership Network Family and Consumer Science Leadership Committee 2020 Elected Secretary
Southern Region - Family and Consumer Science Program Leadership Network Evaluation Committee 2019 Committee Member
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) NIFA Nutrition and Health Committee for Planning and Guidance (NHCPG) 2019 Committee Member
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) NIFA NHCPG Professional Training and Development Sub-committee 2019 Committee Member

Outreach

Extension Program and Initiatives: 

  1. “Health Extension for Diabetes” (HED).  Parisi, M, Sherrill, W, Stancil, M, and McFall, D. Annual and new employee HED trainings. Clemson Extension Consumer Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Management (CDPSM) programs. Jan 2018; Feb 2018; July 2018; Jan 2019; Aug 2019; Jan 2020; July 2022.

    “Health Extension for Diabetes: Train-the-Trainer” (HED TTT). Parisi, M, Sherrill, W, Stancil, M, and McFall, D.  HED Train-the-Trainer workshop.  Clemson Extension Consumer Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Management (CDPSM) programs. Jan 2019.

    “Health Extension for Diabetes: Regional Facilitator Training” (HED RFT). Parisi, M, Sherrill, W, Stancil, M, and McFall, D.  HED Train-the-Trainer workshop for grant subaward recipients.  Clemson Extension Consumer Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Management (CDPSM) programs. Oct 2023.

    “HED Licensing”.  Parisi, M, Sherrill, W, and McFall, D. Health Extension for Diabetes Program Licensure. CURF. 2023.

    Role: Conceptualized program, directed student development of curriculum, established partnership and MOUs for health system referrals, trained agents and associates on curriculum and delivery and managed fidelity
  • 18 SC trained for program delivery
  • 2 SC Associates trained as HED trainers

    Impact in SC as of June 2023:
  • 1,051total participants reached in South Carolina
  • ADA recognized “Practice-Tested Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program" in 2019
  • Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina awarded “Live Healthy SC State Impact Award” in 2022
  • Program registered as a licensed program through Clemson University in 2023

    HED transition into GA since August 1, 2023:
  • 1 Extension agent and 1 PCD trained on HED program and associated curriculum
  • 23 new Extension personnel trained on HED (2 from Georgia, 8 from Alabama, 2 from Tennessee, 6 from North Carolina, 5 from South Carolina)
  • 2 counties identified for target pilot testing of HED in GA
  • 1 new grant-funded position approved and posted for 2024 hire
  1. “WalkSC”. Parisi, M, and McFall, D. WalkSC annual facilitator trainings. Clemson Extension Consumer Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Management (CDPSM) programs. March 2019; May 2020.

    Role: Program operationalized; trained agents and associates on curriculum and delivery and managed fidelity
  • 16 Agents trained for program delivery
  • 5 Associates trained to be trainers
  • Parisi, M, McFall, D, Player, K, & Russell, K. Development of WalkSC mobile app. 2024.

    Impact as of June 2023:
  • 1,062 participants reached nationally
  1. “Know Diabetes by Heart” (KDBH). Parisi, M, McFall, D, and Stancil, M. Extension agent and associate annual facilitator trainings. Clemson Extension Consumer Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Management (CDPSM) program. 2019-current.

    “Know Diabetes by Heart on-line course”.  Parisi, M, McFall, D, Sherrill, W, and Stancil, M. CU Online course, 2022. https://clemson.instructure.com/courses/148118

    Role: Program operationalized; trained agents and associates on curriculum and delivery and managed fidelity
  • Agent trainings 2019 (13 agents)
  • Train-the-trainer 2019 (4 Extension Associates)
  • 22 agents have been trained to date through TTT model

    Impact as of June 2023:
  • 1,355 participants reached nationally
  1. “Healthy Me-Healthy SC Initiative”. Parisi, M, Matthews, R, and Suddeth, D. Clemson Extension Consumer Policy, System and Environment (PES) programs. 2015-current.

    Role: Multiple program roles, responsibilities, and operations; trained agents and associates managed fidelity
  • Agent trainings November 2015, July 2018, February 2019
  • Train-the-trainer August 2020 (1 Extension Associate)
  • 22 agents trained to date

    Impact as of June 2023:
  • COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Clinics: 424 clinics; 11,638 served in SC
  • Monthly HMHSC Health Fairs serving rural counties of SC
  • School Wellness Checklist: 6 counties, >25,000 youth impacted each year in SC
  • >50 school gardens established and supported
  • SC Mother’s Milk Bank: 10 Milk Depots established; 15 hospitals served; agent assistance with >4,800 oz milk/week to SC hospital NICUs in SC
  • All NICUs in South Carolina hospitals can now obtain 100% of prescribed mother’s milk through the SC Mother’s Milk Bank and no longer has to purchase milk from surrounding states
     
  1. “Extension Healthy Options Program”. Parisi, M, Griffin, S, Matthews, R, and Baxter, S. 2015-current. Clemson Extension Consumer Policy, System and Environment (PES) program.

    “Healthy Food Vendor Training Program”. Parisi, M, Altman, M, and Hill, J.  In development 2023. Clemson Extension Consumer Policy, System and Environment (PES) program.

    Role: Program and activity implementation; trained 5 agents and managed fidelity
  • Quarterly agent trainings 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023
  • PSE Train-the-trainer 2023 (2 Extension Associates)

    Impact as of June 2023:
  • New Community Garden installations: 5 gardens and 1 food forest established in Lee and Marion Counties, SC
  • New Food aggregator: 1 food aggregator of minority and women-owned farms (USDA LFPP designation). 888 families served in Pee Dee region, SC
  • New Faith-based healthy food vendors: 2 Food Pantry vendors accepting SNAP benefits. >10,000 FoodShare produce boxes distributed in Lee and Hampton Counties, SC

Advisory Committee

  • SC Panel of Dietetics Licensure Board of Directors; 2023
  • SC Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science State Advisor; 2023
  • SC Culinary Partners: Board of Directors; 2016 

Areas of Expertise

  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Management
  • Cooperative Extension

Available Graduate Research Assistantships

Two Positions Available: Centers for Disease Control Grant Funded; Health Extension for Diabetes Applied Research

Contact Dr. Parisi for more information.

Current Classes

NUTR 8595 Survey of Obesity Weight Management; Spring 2024

Current Research

  1. Parisi, M and Sherrill, W. 2023. “Health Extension for Diabetes: Georgia”. A Strategic Approach to Advancing Health Equity for Priority Populations with or at Risk for Diabetes. Centers for Disease Control. $269,000.
  2. Parisi, M. 2023. “Health and Mental Health Needs of Rural Veterans”.  USDVA-Office of Rural Health. $150,000.

Job Description

  • Provide leadership for UGA Extension nutrition and chronic disease efforts at the state and national level.
  • Provide regular in-service training to UGA Extension personnel and additional training to other Extension personnel and stakeholders at the state, regional, and national level in the area of human nutrition and chronic disease prevention
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based and research-informed educational programs and materials for county Extension agents and personnel to use to deliver community-based education programs, particularly in populations with health disparities, related to general nutrition and the role of nutrition in chronic disease prevention in topic areas that expand our reach, including, but not limited to bone, cardiovascular, maternal, and cognitive health
  • Revise existing Extension nutrition and health program content and materials and existing program assessment tools, as needed
  • Direct involvement in applied research, interaction with researchers and health practitioners, participation in technical conferences, and engagement in other professional development activities to expand one’s own knowledge base and competencies in the subject areas stated above
  • Secure external funding as the PI or Co-PI to support research, Extension, and outreach endeavors
  • Present research and Extension findings at national conferences
  • Publish research and Extension findings in peer-reviewed journals
  • Serve as major advisor for graduate students and secure external funding to support graduate assistantships
  • Collaborate with Nutritional Sciences faculty and other Cooperative Extension Specialists on interdisciplinary programming
  • Contribute to activities that serve the department, college, university, Extension, the public, and the profession, including support for 4-H Youth Development projects and programs and professional development organizations in the Extension and nutrition disciplines.

Journal Articles

Peer-reviewed Technical and Research Articles:

  1. Rossi, MM³, Parisi, MA, Radunovich HL, Parker J1. Facilitating Healthcare for Veterans Residing in Rural South Carolina and Florida: What is Community Care?. Clemson (SC): Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2023 Nov. LGP 1182. https://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/facilitating-healthcare-for-veterans-residing-in-rural-south-carolina-and-florida-what-is-community-care/ .
  2. Rossi, M³, Parisi, M, Cartmell, KB, and McFall, D. Understanding COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the Hispanic adult population of South Carolina: a complex mixed-method design evaluation study. BMC Public Health 23, 2359 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-16771-9 .
  3. Hossfeld, C¹, Rennert, L, Baxter, S.L.K, Griffin, S.F, and Parisi, M. 2023. The association between food security status and the home food environment among a sample of rural South Carolina residents. Nutrients. 15:3918. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15183918
  4. Baxter, SLK³, Jackson, E, Onufrak, S, Parisi, M, and Griffin S. Differences in Rural Built Environment Perceptions Across Demographic and Social Environment Characteristics. Health Promotion Practice. 2022. 23(1suppl):44S-54S. https://doi.org/10.2337/ds21-0054
  5. Jackson, E, Onufrak, S, Parisi, M, and Griffin, S. Assessing demographics, the social environment, and walkability in rural South Carolina. Health Promot Pract. 2022. 23(1 Suppl):44S-54S. https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/123905
  6. Parisi, M, Lane, E, Dye, CJ, Matthews, R, McFall, D, Bain, E, and Sherrill, WW. Traditional and Virtual Hypertension Self-Management Health Education Program Delivered Through Cooperative Extension. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. 2022. 10(3), 10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.55533/2325-5226.1435.
  7. Dietz, CJ¹, Sherrill, WW, Ankomah, S, Rennert, L, Parisi, M, and Stancil, M. Impact of a community-based diabetes self-management support program on adult self-care behaviors. Health Education Research. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyac034
  8. Parisi, M, McFall, D, Ankomah, S, Dietz, CJ, Kanny, S, Jones, KG, Stancil, M, and Sherrill, WW. Know diabetes by heart: Education about the linkage between cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Health Education Journal. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1177/00178969221143218.
  9. Dietz, CJ¹, Westbrook-Sherrill, W, Stancil, M, Rennert, L, Parisi, M, and McFall, D. Health Extension for Diabetes: Impact of a Community-Based Diabetes Self-Management Support Program on Older Adults’ Activation. Diabetes Spectr, September 2022. https://diabetesjournals.org/spectrum/article-abstract/doi/10.2337/ds21-0054/147594/Health-Extension-for-Diabetes-Impact-of-a?redirectedFrom=fulltext
  10. Eck, CJ, Layfield, KD, DiBenedetto, CA, Jordan, JK, Scott, SO, Thomas, W, Parisi, M, and Dobbins, T. Assessing Awareness and Competence of Best Practices in Synchronous Online Instruction During the COVID-19 Pandemic for Clemson Cooperative Extension Professionals. The Journal of Extension, 2022. 60(1), Article 8. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.60.01.09.
  11. Polašek O, Wazny K, Adeloye D, Song P, Chan KY, Bojude DA, Ali S, Bastien S, Becerra-Posada F, Borrescio-Higa F, Cheema S, Cipta DA, Cvjetković S, Castro LD, Ebenso B, Femi-Ajao O, Ganesan B, Glasnović A, He L, Heraud JM, Igwesi-Chidobe C, Iversen PO, Jadoon B, Karim AJ, Khan J, Biswas RK, Lanza G, Lee SW, Li Y, Liang LL, Lowe M, Islam MM, Marušić A, Mshelia S, Manyara AM, Htay MN, Parisi M, Peprah P, Sacks E, Akinyemi KO, Shahraki-Sanavi F, Sharov K, Rotarou ES, Stankov S, Supriyatiningsih W, Chan BT, Tremblay M, Tsimpida D, Vento S, Glasnović JV, Wang L, Wang X, Ng ZX, Zhang J, Zhang Y, Campbell H, Chopra M, Cousens S, Krstić G, Macdonald C, Mansoori P, Patel S, Sheikh A, Tomlinson M, Tsai AC, Yoshida S, Rudan I. Research priorities to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries. J Glob Health. 2022 Apr 15;12:09003. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35475006/
  12. Graham, J², Altman, M, Baxter, S, Griffin, S, and Parisi, M. Implementation of a Cooperative Extension food distribution action plan during times of crisis. Land Grant Press, 2021.  https://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/implementation-of-a-cooperative-extension-food-distribution-action-plan-during-times-of-crisis/
  13. White, M¹, McFall, D, Matthews, R, and Parisi, M. Reaching At-Risk Communities Through Extension-Clinical Partnerships LandGrant Press, January 2021. https://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/reaching-at-risk-communities-through-extension-clinical-partnerships/
  14. Hopkins, DZ¹, Parisi, M, Dawson, PL, and Northcutt, JK. Surface decontamination of fresh whole peaches using sodium hypochlorite or acidified electrolyzed water solutions. International Journal of Fruit Science. March 2020; 1: 1. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15538362.2020.1822269
  15. Parisi, M. Scope of Practice for Extension agents delivering health programs. LandGrant Press, 2020. https://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/scope-of-practice-for-extension-agents-delivering-health-programs/  
  16. Parisi, M, Northcutt, JK, McKendry, J, Sherrill, WW, Dye, C, and Snow, J. 2018. Extension: the backbone organization in statewide population health management.  Journal of Extension.56 (2): IAW1.  https://archives.joe.org/joe/2018april/iw1.php
  17. Izquierdo, KJ¹, Parisi, M, and Northcutt, JK. 2018. Effect of laying hen production system and level of dietary soy on bone strength and composition. Appro Poult Dairy & Vet Sc. 3(1): 1-7.  http://crimsonpublishers.com/apdv/pdf/APDV.000554.pdf  - [Master’s Thesis publication completed by Nutrition graduate student as a secondary project to Dissertation project; assisted with student advising, project completion, and review of thesis and article publication]
  18. Dawson, PL, Northcutt, JK, Parisi, M, and Han, I. 2016. Bioaerosol formation and bacterial transfer from commercial automatic hand dryers. J. Food: Microbiology, Safety and Hygiene 1:108-113. https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/bioaerosol-formation-and-bacterial-transfer-from-commercial-automatichand-dryers-.pdf
  19. Smith, DP, Northcutt, JK, Sigmon, CS, and Parisi, M. 2015. Effect of sex, bird size, and marination on duck breast meat quality. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 14 (4): 191-195.  http://docsdrive.com/pdfs/ansinet/ijps/2015/191-195.pdf
  20. Smith, DP, Northcutt, JK, Qudsieh, R, and Parisi, M. 2015. Effects of strain on duck meat quality. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 24(3):401-407. https://academic.oup.com/japr/article/24/3/401/756962
  21. Parisi, M, Northcutt, JK, Smith, DP, Steinberg, EL, and Dawson, PL. 2015. Microbiological Contamination of shell eggs produced in conventional and free-range housing systems. J Food Control 47:161-167. – [Dissertation publication]   https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956713514003673
  22. Smith, DP, Northcutt, JK, and Parisi, M. 2014. Razor-blade shear method for evaluating duck meat and tendon texture. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 23(4):742-747.  https://academic.oup.com/japr/article/23/4/742/2843153
  23. Saunders, A.P¹, Parisi, M, Northcutt, JK, and Dawson, PL. 2013. Functional properties of eggs from chickens fed a high soy or standard diet raised in free-range or caged environments.  Poult. Sci. 92(E-Suppl. 1): 169
  24. Parisi, M, Izquierdo, KJ, Dawson, PL, and Northcutt, JK. 2012. Effect of laying hen production system and level of dietary soy on bone strength and composition. Poult. Sci. 91(Suppl. 1): 155.
  25. Parisi, M, Northcutt, JK, Smith, DP, Steinberg, EL, Izquierdo, KJ, and Dawson, PL. 2012. Effect of production system on the microbiological contamination of shell eggs. Poult. Sci 91 (Suppl. 1): 155. [Dissertation]
  26. Parisi, M. The nutritional and microbiological characteristics of an equol-enriched table egg produced in a free-range or conventional production system (Doctoral Dissertation). Clemson University ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. 2012. 3512384.
  27. Condrasky, M, Parisi, M, Kirby, E, Michaud, P, Graham, K, Wall-Bassett, E and Clifford, A. 2009.  Application of the process evaluation model to the Cooking-with-a-Chef program.  Topics in Clin Nut 24(2):152-160.  https://journals.lww.com/topicsinclinicalnutrition/Abstract/2009/04000/Application_of_the_Process_Evaluation_Model_to_the.8.aspx
  28. Aponte-Soto, L, Olson, L, Viernes, A, Parisi, M, and Krause, MK. 2005. Best practices in nursing staff retention for hospice care organizations. Caring 24(11):34-8, 40-41.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16422048
  29. Parisi, M. 2002.  Obesity: Weighing the Risks Prior to Kidney Transplant.  Neph Dial Trans 17 (suppl. 4): 29-30.  https://academic.oup.com/ndt
  30. Parisi, M. Changes in urinary lactose and milk volume over time postpartum (Masters Thesis). Rush University, College of Nursing ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. 1999. 1394463.

Abstracts and Proceedings:

  1. Parisi, M, Sherrill, W, Stancil, M, Beauchamp, C, Sudduth, JD, Kreps Rhodes, K, Matthews, R, McFall, D, Bales, M, Lane, E, Jones K, Patsel-Bryan, C, and Kanny, S. Connecting Extension and Clinical Partners to Address Diabetes Self-Management in South Carolina. Published Abstracts of the National Health Outreach Conference. Ithaca, NY, May 2023. https://nhoc2023.sched.com/directory/exhibitors
  2. Thomas, W², Green, W, Altman, M, Matthews, R, Baxter, S, Griffin, S, and Parisi, M. Community Garden Creates Pathway to Expanded Food Access, Education, and Community Collaboration in a Rural South Carolina City. Published Abstracts of the National Health Outreach Conference. Ithaca, NY, May 2023. https://nhoc2023.sched.com/directory/exhibitors
  3. Altman, M², Greene, W, Thomas, MW, Baxter, S, Matthews, R, Griffin, S, and Parisi, M. Clemson Extension Coordinates Faith-Based Organizations to Expand Food Access Points in Rural Communities. Published Abstracts of the National Health Outreach Conference. Ithaca, NY, May 2023. https://nhoc2023.sched.com/directory/exhibitors 
  4. Mebane, P², Matthews, R, Millonzi, L, Parisi, M, Sudduth, JD, and Kreps Rhodes, K. Mothers Milk Bank of South Carolina: Increasing capacity through establishment of local donation sites at county Extension Offices. Published Abstracts of the National Health Outreach Conference. Ithaca, NY, May 2023. https://nhoc2023.sched.com/directory/exhibitors
  5. Bales, M², Parisi, M., McFall, D., Lane, E., Bryan, C., Rowe, E, Matthews, R., Sherrill, W., Stancil, M. Implementation and evaluation of online delivery of Health Extension for Diabetes program. Published Abstracts of the National Health Outreach Conference. Ithaca, NY, May 2023. https://nhoc2023.sched.com/directory/exhibitors
  6. Matthews, R², Mebane, P, Wicke, A, Piwinski, S, Key, J, Parisi, M, Sudduth, JD, Kreps Rhodes, K, McDuffie, I, Lyle, J, and Sweatt, E. School-based Wellness Initiative: Extension partnership to expand an incentive-based initiative for school and community level wellness. Published Abstracts of the National Health Outreach Conference. Ithaca, NY, May 2023. https://nhoc2023.sched.com/directory/exhibitors  
  7. Lane, E², Bales, M, McFall, D, Parisi, M, and Matthews, R. Health Extension wellness initiatives provide support and recruitment for chronic disease self-management programming. Published Abstracts of the National Health Outreach Conference. Ithaca, NY, May 2023. https://nhoc2023.sched.com/directory/exhibitors
  8. Berg, A., Jarvandi, S, …Parisi, M. Extension Diabetes Prevention Programs Help Participants Reach Weight Loss Goals and Reduce Diabetes Risk Across the Nation. Published Abstracts of the National Health Outreach Conference. Ithaca, NY, May 2023. https://nhoc2023.sched.com/directory/exhibitors  
  9. Parisi, M. The Hypertension Management Program: a chronic disease self-management program delivered through Cooperative Extension. Association for International Agriculture and Extension Education, Proceedings of 36th Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, April 2021. (2021 AIAEE Conference Proceedings.pdf)
  10. Altman, M², Graham, J, Baxter, S, Griffin, S, and Parisi, M.  Addressing Food Insecurity During a Pandemic. National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Equity Conference Proceedings, Virtual Conference, May 2021.
  11. Dietz C¹, Tilkemeier P, Sherrill WW, McFall D, Stancil M, Parisi M, Beauchamp C, White H. (2019). Health Extension: A Better Way to Manage Diabetes?. Presented at the 79th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. June 2019. San Francisco, CA.
  12. C. Dietz¹, Sherrill, W, McFall, D, White, H, Parisi, M, Stancil, M, and Beauchamp, C.  Managing Diabetes: Leveraging Community Partnerships. Community Health Planning and Policy Development program of the American Public Health Association's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo Book of Abstracts (#444013).  November 2018. Philadelphia, PA. https://apha.confex.com/apha/2019/chppd/papers/viewonly.cgi?password=313509&username=444013
  13. Stancil, M., Sherrill, W.W., Parisi, M, Dietz, C., McFall, D, and Dillow, R. 2018. CU Healthy Greenville County: Integrated services for diabetes prevention and management. SC Area Health Education Consortium, 15th Research Symposium Book of Abstracts.  Presented October 2018 at the AHEC 15th Research Symposium.
  14. Parisi, M, Northcutt, JK, Smith, DP, Steinberg, EL, and Dawson, PL. 2011. Microbiological and Nutritional Characteristics of Caged and Free-range Equol-enriched Eggs. IFNC Book of Abstracts. (Page 26). Presented October 10, 2011 at the 3rd International Food and Nutrition Conference.
  15. Parisi, M, Northcutt, JK, Dawson, PL, and Han, I.  2010. Bioaerosol formation and surface microbiological cross-contamination from commercial automatic hand dryers.  IFT Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts. (Page 24).  Presented July 18, 2010 at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo.
  16. Condrasky, M, Parisi, M, Wall-Bassett, B, Warmin, A. P70: Process Evaluation of the ‘Cooking with a CHEF' Culinary Nutrition Education Program. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2008. 40:4(S73). Presented at SNEB International Conference. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2008.03.137.

Book Chapters:

  1. Parisi, M, Northcutt, JK and Steinberg, EL Chapter 5: US Federal laws affecting food labeling.  In Guide to Food Laws and Regulations, 2nd ed. P.A. Curtis. Blackwell Publishing. 2013 (pg. 97-119)
  2. Curtis, PA, Steinberg, EL, Parisi, M, and Northcutt, JK.  Chapter 2: How did we get where we are today? In Guide to Food Laws and Regulations, 2nd ed. P.A. Curtis. Blackwell Publishing. 2013. (pg. 23-53)
  3. Northcutt, JK, and Parisi, M. Chapter 4: Major food laws and regulations. In Guide to Food Laws and Regulations, 2nd ed. P.A. Curtis. Blackwell Publishing. 2013. (pg. 73-96)
  4. Steinberg, EL¹, Parisi, M, and Northcutt, JK. Chapter 10: Biotechnology and genetically modified agricultural crops and food. In Guide to Food Laws and Regulations, 2nd ed. P.A. Curtis. Blackwell Publishing. 2013. (pg. 213 – 226)
  5. McGregor, J, Parisi, M, and Northcutt, JK. Chapter 10: Applying Culinology to Egg and Milk-Based Foods in Applied Culinology®.  In Culinology: the intersection of culinary art and food science, ed. J. Cousminer, Research Chef’s Association. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2016.
  6. Condrasky, M, Parisi, M, and Hegler, M. Designing, Developing, and Implementing an Engaging Culinary Nutrition Education Program. In Nutritional and Physical Education, ed. J.S. Buchanan. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2012.

Publications

Extension Trade, Training, and Consumer Publications:

  1. Rossi, M ³, Patsel, C, McFall, D, Burns, A, and Parisi, M. EXCITEd about COVID prevention – youth activity and resource guide, 2022. Developed for agent and teacher distribution to 4-H clubs and school enrichment programs.
  2. Parisi, M, McFall, D, Stancil, M, and Sherrill, W.  Health Extension for Diabetes; Community-Based Diabetes Self-Management Program Expanded Curriculum Facilitator’s Guide, 2020.  Developed for the education and training of those delivering the Health Extension for Diabetes Program.
  3. Parisi, M, Sherrill, W, McFall, D, and Stancil, M.  Health Extension for Diabetes; Community-Based Diabetes Self-Management Program Participant Manual, 2019. Developed for the education of the general public.
  4. Walker, M ², Springs, G, Welch, K, and Parisi, M. Culinary Partners’ curriculum development with accompanying education materials, 2016. Developed for education and training of food-service personnel providing nutritious meals to children in the public-school system.
  5. Parisi, M. 2019. Beverages for your babies: first ever consensus on appropriate beverages for children ages 0-5.  HGIC Blog.  https://hgic.clemson.edu/beverages-for-your-babies-first-ever-consensus-on-appropriate-beverages-for-children-ages-0-5/
  6. Parisi, M. 2020. What’s in a sport’s drink? HGIC Blog. https://hgic.clemson.edu/whats-in-a-sports-drink/
  7. Gorman, K ¹, McFall, D, and Parisi, M. 2021. Staying Safe and Social for the Holidays. HGIC consumer factsheet. https://hgic.clemson.edu/staying-safe-and-social-this-holiday-season/
  8. Parisi, M. 2020. Hydrate in the Heat: Factsheet #4378. Clemson Cooperative Extension Home and Garden Information Center. https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/hydrate-in-the-heat/
  9. Parisi, M. 2021. The Science Behind the Mask. Home and Garden Information Center: Factsheet #4381. Home and Garden Information Center. COVID-19: The Science behind the Mask | Home & Garden Information Center (clemson.edu)
  10. Parisi, M. 2021. Questions about COVID19 Vaccine? Get the Facts: Factsheet #4383. Home and Garden Information Center. Questions about COVID19 vaccines? Get the facts. | Home & Garden Information Center (clemson.edu)
  11. Borden, MA, McFall, D, Matthews, R, and Parisi, M.  2021. Heart Disease and Diabetes: Factsheet #4387. Home and Garden Information Center. Heart Disease and Diabetes | Home & Garden Information Center (clemson.edu)
  12. Clements, L ¹, McFall, D, Matthews, R, and Parisi, M. 2021. Footcare for People with Diabetes: Factsheet #4386. Home and Garden Information Center. Foot Care for People with Diabetes | Home & Garden Information Center (clemson.edu)
  13. McCullough, A ¹, Northcutt, JK, Parisi, M, and Steinberg, E. 2017. Nutrition Labeling: Factsheet #3871. Clemson Cooperative Extension Home and Garden Information Center.  https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/nutrition-labeling/
  14. Northcutt, JK, Parisi, M, and Steinberg, E. 2016. Sushi Rice Testing: Factsheet #3882. Clemson Cooperative Extension Home and Garden Information Center.  https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/sushi-rice-testing/
  15. Northcutt, JK, Parisi, M, and Steinberg, E. 2016. Product Testing: Factsheet #3880. Clemson Cooperative Extension Home and Garden Information Center.  https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/product-testing/

Working Papers

  1. Rossi, M3, Parisi, M, and Radunovich, H. Rural Veteran perception of healthcare in SC and FL. Submitted to Journal of Rural Mental Health. 2023.
  2. Bryan, C2, Kanny, S1, Dietz, C1, McFall, D1, Parisi, M, Stancil, M, Bruin, J, Matthews, R, and Sherrill, W.  Adapting and Delivering an Extension Diabetes Self-Management Support Program to Serve the Hispanic Community.  Submitted to the Journal of Extension. 2023.
  3. Bryan, C2, Parisi, M, Matthews, R, Rhodes, K, Thornall, D, and McFall, D. Implementation of COVID-19 vaccination clinics and outcomes. Journal of Extension. Accepted to Journal of Extension 2022.

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