Duke Physician Assistant Program researchers traveling this spring to present research findings

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Perri MorganChristine EverettMaggie Gradison

The Duke Physician Assistant Program Research Group is traveling this spring to conferences across the country and abroad to support the group’s mission of conducting high quality policy-relevant research on PAs and on team approaches to patient care.

Perri Morgan, Ph.D., PA-C, associate professor of community and family medicine and director of research; Christine Everett, Ph.D., MPH, PA-C, assistant professor of community and family medicine; and Maggie Gradison, M.D., professor of community and family medicine, recently presented at theAAMC Health Workforce Research Conference April 30-May 1 in Alexandria, Va., and are traveling to London and Cambridge, England, this week to present three posters at the International Health Workforce Conference. Other upcoming conferences for the group include:

Morgan, Everett and Gradison are presenting the following papers and posters:

  • “Comparison of Specialty Distribution of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in North Carolina, 1997-2013” Authors: Morgan, Anna Johnson, Erin Fraher
  • “Reasons for patient preferences of primary care provider type” Authors: Gradison, Morgan, Everett, Katherine Humeniuk, Michael Dill, Justine Strand de Oliveira
  • “Public health factors are not associated with physician assistant and nurse practitioner scope of practice laws” Authors: Everett, Humeniuk, Morgan
  • “Specialty choice among US physician assistants: Distribution, salaries, and comparison to physicians”Authors: Morgan, Everett, Humeniuk, Virginia Valentin

Visit the research group’s new web presence on the PA program website for more information about the group’s work.