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Alison Essary

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Clinical Professor (FSC)
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Biography

Alison Essary serves as Clinical Professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU). She also serves as co-director of the Applied Health Humanities Alliance (AHA), comprised of faculty at ASU, the Mayo Clinic, Hospice of the Valley, and Worcester College, Oxford University. The mission of AHA is to create actionable solutions for challenges in education, training, and practice for professional caregivers in hospice and palliative care.

Professor Essary teaches undergraduate and graduate-level coursework in leadership and professionalism, historical and contemporary issues in medicine, and the U.S. health care system.

Her research interests center on the provision of accessible, high-quality, patient-centered health care through workforce initiatives. She has successfully submitted proposals for grants, publications, posters, and national presentations. In 2013, she was granted the Breitman-Dorn Fellowship in recognition of her research efforts. Dr. Essary currently serves as PI on the BUILDing SCHOLARS Research Enrichment Core http://buildingscholars.utep.edu/web/. The mission of the program is to enhance diversity in the STEM disciplines. 

Dr. Essary serves as a scientific reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and grant review committee member for HRSA. She is currently on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews (JPCRR), and is an invited Board Member for the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium of the Arizona Psychological Association. She has held leadership positions with both the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). She holds a joint appointment with the Northern Arizona University Department of Physician Studies.

Prior to joining ASU, she served as director at Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program in Phoenix.

Education
  • Doctor of Health Sciences, 2013 Concentration in Leadership and Organizational Behavior Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ
  • Master of Health Professions Education, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ 1999-2001
  • Physician Assistant Studies, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Physician Assistant Program, WinstonSalem, NC 1995-1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science/Dietetics, University of Arizona 1990-1994 
Research Interests

Her research interests encompass primary care and prevention strategies, health services research, and the provision of accessible, high-quality, patient-centered health care.

Research Activity
  • Essary,Alison Carol*. BUILDing SCHOLARS - Research Enrichment Core. UNIV OF TEXAS-EL PASO(7/1/2015 - 6/30/2019).
  • Essary,Alison Carol*. Oral Health Education: Integrating Primary Care and Public Health. (1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013).
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 201Intl Indigenous Health
MED 300Hist Contemp Issues in Health
MED 493Honors Thesis
HCD 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MED 300Hist Contemp Issues in Health
CHS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MED 300Hist Contemp Issues in Health
HCD 492Honors Directed Study
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MED 300Hist Contemp Issues in Health
HCD 394Special Topics
MED 493Honors Thesis
CHS 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MED 300Hist Contemp Issues in Health
CHS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 484Internship
MED 492Honors Directed Study
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MED 300Hist Contemp Issues in Health
MED 484Internship
HCD 484Internship
MED 494Special Topics
HCD 594Conference and Workshop
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 484Internship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MED 100Intro to Medical Studies
HCD 484Internship
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 484Internship
HCD 594Conference and Workshop
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 484Internship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 484Internship
HCD 594Conference and Workshop
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 492Honors Directed Study
HCD 594Conference and Workshop
HCD 598Special Topics