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Alison Essary

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Interim Dir (FSC) + Clin Prof
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Biography

Alison Essary serves as Director of Strategic Academic Initiatives for the College of Health Solutions, and Interim Director and Clinical Professor in the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery at Arizona State University (ASU).

As Director of Strategic Academic Initiatives, Professor Essary works in collaboration with the dean to develop, implement, and lead strategic partnerships for the College.

In the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Professor Essary serves as interim director and clinical professor. She teaches graduate-level coursework in leadership and professionalism, historical and contemporary issues in medicine, and the U.S. health care system.

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

On a national level, she serves as a scientific reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and grant review committee member for HRSA. 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 as clinical associate professor 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
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 594Conference and Workshop
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