Parkes Kendrick is a researcher at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Kendrick received her BS in mathematics from the University of Portland in 2017 and has been working at the intersection of health and modeling ever since. She is broadly interested in using math for social good, and is passionate about health disparities both locally and globally. Currently, she works on the U.S. Health Disparities project modeling health across U.S. counties by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Previously, she modeled chewing tobacco and smoking on the Global Burden of Disease project. Before IHME, Parkes worked at the National Institutes Health in the Bioinformatics Core of the Undiagnosed Diseases Program. She has presented her work in different contexts, including at the 2019 Union World Conference on Lung Health.