Education & Training

Medical School

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Family Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME


Geriatric Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME

Post Graduate School

Master of Science in Public Health, University of Missouri


American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Family Med-Geriatric Medicine
American Board of FM - Hospice and Palliative Care


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Academic Information

Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
Medical Director of Supportive and Palliative Care, MU Health Care
Program Director of Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship


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Family caregivers' perspectives on communication with cancer care providers.
J Psychosoc Oncol. 2019;37(6):777-790.
Washington KT, Craig KW, Parker Oliver D, Ruggeri JS, Brunk SR, Goldstein AK, Demiris G.

Behind the doors of home hospice patients: a secondary qualitative analysis of hospice nurse communication with patients and families.
Palliative and Supportive Care. 2019; DOI: 10.1017/S1478951518001098.
Parker Oliver D, Tappana J, Washington KT, Rolbiecki A, Craig K, Demiris G, Schafer C, Winjobi M, Clayton MF, Reblin M, Ellington L.


Delivering problem-solving therapy to family caregivers of people with cancer: A feasibility study in outpatient palliative care.
Psychooncology. 2018;27(10):2494-2499.
Washington KT, Demiris G, Parker OD, Albright DL, Craig KW, Tatum P.

Differential effects of patient symptom subtypes on informal hospice caregiver depression.
Palliative & Supportive Care. 2018;16(2):127-136.
Wilkes CM, Washington KT, Palmer WM, Parker Oliver DR, Demiris G, Craig KW.

Shared decision making in home hospice nursing visits: A qualitative study.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018;55(3):922-929.
Parker Oliver D, Washington K, Demiris G, Wallace A, Propst MR, Uraizee AM, Craig K, Clayton MF, Reblin M, Ellington L.