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Ryan Douglas White, MPH

Department : Physician Assistant Studies
Program/Division : Physician Assistant
Academic Title: Assistant Professor

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Degree Degree Source Year Awarded
Award Year
Faculty Gonfalonier - Rutgers School of Health Professions Convocation 2017
Outstanding PA of the Year - New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants 2016
New Faculty Award for Professional Excellence - Physician Assistant Education Association 2015
Bernard D. Goldstein, MD Award - UMDNJ School of Public Health 2008
Research Interests
Health professions workforce; Primary care workforce; Clinical education; Physician assistant education; Physician assistant utilization and value
Research Grants
Title Sponsor Effective Dates Role
AAPA-PAEA Research Fellowship, 2018-2019 The American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Physician Assistant Education Association November 1, 2018 - October 31, 2019 Research Fellow
Title Details
Ryan D. White, MS, MPH, PA-C  2018 Professor White joined the PA Program faculty 2012. He received a B.S. in biology with a minor in anthropology from Muhlenberg College in 2002. Following his undergraduate studies, Professor White worked in the field of Molecular Biology and was involved with both academic and pharmaceutical research laboratories. In 2008, Professor White became the first graduate of UMDNJ’s M.S. Physician Assistant and M.P.H. dual degree program, with a public health concentration in Health Care Systems and Policy. After completing this program he practiced in internal medicine and neurology. Professor White currently lectures in the areas of neurology, health policy, and health care reform. As Assistant Director, Clinical Education and Practice he is responsible for oversight and coordination of the clinical education curriculum and clinical clerkships. Professor White is pursuing a PhD in Health Care Systems and Policy. His research interests include primary care workforce, clinical education funding and models, health system reform, and PA utilization, practice policies, and regulations. He is a Past President of the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants (NJSSPA), a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association’s (PAEA) Research Mission Advancement Commission, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Professor White is the 2015 recipient of the PAEA New Faculty Award for Professional Excellence and the 2016 recipient of the NJSSPA Outstanding PA of the Year Award. Most recently, Professor White was selected as one of three 2018-2019 AAPA-PAEA Research Fellows. His fellowship project investigated the impact of state-level PA practice regulations on PA wages. Findings from this project were presented at the 2019 PAEA Education Forum.

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