Melissa Parker


Affiliation: McMaster Universtiy
Location: Hamilton, Canada
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at McMaster University and Staff Physician at McMaster Childrens Hospital. Board Certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Parker holds a Hamilton Health Sciences Research Early Career Award and has completed an MSc in Health Research Methodology. Her area of research focus is pediatric resuscitation.
1. Pilot study for the SQUEEZE Trial, 2012, Hamilton Health Sciences New Investigator Fund. (PI) $50,000
2. HHS Research Early Career Award, 2013, Hamilton Health Sciences. (PI) $50,000
3. RMA Research Scholarship, 2012, Regional Medical Associates. (Mentor/Sponsor)
4. CIHR ICS Travel Award, 2012, Canadian Institutes of Health Research


  1. Parker M, Manan A. Translating resuscitation guidelines into practice: health care provider attitudes, preferences and beliefs regarding pediatric fluid resuscitation performance. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e58282 pubmed publisher
    ..005). There is a lack of consensus among health care providers regarding how pediatric fluid resuscitation guidelines should be operationalized, supporting a need for further work to define best practices. ..
  2. Parker M, Lee F, Mbuagbaw L, Thabane L. Evaluating the test re-test reliability and inter-subject variability of Health Care Provider manual fluid resuscitation performance. BMC Res Notes. 2014;7:724 pubmed publisher
    ..001. Findings demonstrate excellent test-retest reliability of HCP fluid resuscitation performance in a setting involving a non-clinical model. Investigators can justify a single evaluation of HCP performance in future studies. ..
  3. Parker M, Thabane L, Fox Robichaud A, Liaw P, Choong K. A trial to determine whether septic shock-reversal is quicker in pediatric patients randomized to an early goal-directed fluid-sparing strategy versus usual care (SQUEEZE): study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016;17:556 pubmed
    ..Findings will inform the feasibility of the planned multicenter trial to answer our overall research question. Identifier NCT01973907 , registered on 23 October 2013. ..