Department of PA Studies Research

The Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of PA Studies contains one of the original academic PA programs in the country and has a proven track record of curricular innovation and producing PA leaders.  The Wake Forest PA Studies Research and Scholarship center is guided by a dedicated research and scholarship mission.  Departmental faculty are actively involved in research to improve educational outcomes and to improve public health and patient care.

The Research and Scholarship Center

  • Provides technical support for faculty members wishing to disseminate scholarship via presentation or publication
  • Conducts educational scholarship/research 
  • Writes proposals for intramural/extramural funding

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Bifolck E, Fink A, Pedersen D, Gregory T. Smartphone imaging for the ophthalmic examination in primary care. JAAPA. 2018;31(8):34-38.
  • Browne, M., Barrett, S., Icenhour, L., Reich, S., Gimpert, R., & Esinhart, T. (2018). Barriers to Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in Adolescents. Physician Assistant Clinics, 3(3), 339-352
  • DeTroye, A., Christner, M., Eganhouse, D., Manning, B., Sunkin, E., & Gregory, T. (2018). The effects of physical activity on survival in patients with colorectal cancer. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, 31(2), 21-25.
  • McDaniel, M. J., Russell, G. B., & Crandall, S. J. (2018). Innovative Strategies for Clinical Microscopy Instruction: Virtual Versus Light Microscopy. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 29(2), 109-114.
  • Tanner G, Matthews K, Roeder H, Konopasek M, Bussard A, Gregory T. Current and future uses of probiotics. JAAPA. 2018;31(5):29-33.
  • Voytko, M. L., Barrett, N., Courtney-Smith, D., Golden, S. L., Hsu, F. C., Knovich, M. A., & Crandall, S. (2018). Positive Value of a Women's Junior Faculty Mentoring Program: A Mentor-Mentee Analysis. Journal of Women's Health.

Grant Funded Projects

  • Bulla SA (Principle investigator), Crandall S. (Co-Investigator). Building Bridges to Better Care (B3-Care): Connecting Interprofessional Education, Collaborative Practice and Leadership Development. UD7HP28691 D.H.H.S H.R.S.A, Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. $1,265,038, 2015-2018
  • Bushardt RL (Principal Investigator), Crandall S, Bailey JR. Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care. D57HP03190-07-01. U.S. D.H.H.S. H.R.S.A., Medicine and Dentistry. $638,081.00 September 2011 – September 2016. 
  • Bushardt RL (Principal Investigator. “Expansion of Physician Assistant Training into Western North Carolina.” The Duke Endowment (Funded). $375,000. August 2013 – September 2015.
  • Gregory T (Principal Investigator), “Use of the Medical Humanities in Physician Assistant Educational Programs: A National Survey.” Physician Assistant Education Association Research Institute (Funded). $5,475. September 2013 – October 2014.
  • Hurley RA (Principal Investigator), Bushardt RL (Co-Investigator/Co-Director, in kind), Wilson R, Russo PM, Dalsania P, Molina G.  Physician Assistant Residency Pilot Initiative – W.G. “Bill” Hefner Medical Center.  Department of Veteran Affairs – Office of Academic Affiliations (Funded).  July 2012 – June 2015.