Alison Essary serves as faculty in WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (ASU). Essary teaches undergraduate and graduate-level coursework in leadership and professionalism, historical and contemporary issues in medicine, and health care systems.
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. Essary currently serves as PI on multiple grants.
Essary currently serves 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).