Tarang Parekh

Tarang Parekh, PhD, MBBS

Assistant Professor

Office Location:
The Tower at STAR – Suite 614

Tarang Parekh is an Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology Program. His research focuses on the social determinants of health, health disparities, and substance use issues, including marijuana and e-cigarette usage, as well as Aging/Disability research. Dr. Parekh received his PhD in Health Services Research from George Mason University. Previously, Dr. Parekh was working with Doctors Without Borders as a medical doctor at the India/Myanmar border and as a medical officer for a tertiary care center in India. Along with his bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery from Gujarat University in India, Dr. Parekh also holds a master's degree in health and medical policy from George Mason University. Before joining the Epidemiology Program at the University of Delaware, Dr. Parekh completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Health Data Science and Analytics and the Department of Cardiology at Houston Methodist Hospital. His work has been published in several journals, including American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Preventing Chronic Diseases, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Disability and Health, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Stroke, Primary Care, and Annal of Epidemiology among others.



PhD, Health Services Research, George Mason University

MS, Health and Medical Policy, George Mason University

MBBS, Gujarat University, India 


  • Social Determinants of Health and Disparities
  • Cardiometabolic Health and Outcomes Research
  • Substance Use/Addiction and Related Risk Behaviors
  • Aging/Disability Research

Member, Academy Health

Member, American Public Health Association

Member, American College of Cardiology

Member, American Heart Association