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Randy D. Danielsen, PhD, PA, DFAAPA

Randy Danielsen
Adjunct Faculty, Doctor of Health Science
Adjunct Faculty, Master of Health Science
Adjunct Faculty, MHS/DHS Dual Degree
Since graduating from the University of Utah Physician Assistant (PA) Program in 1974, Dr. Danielsen has distinguished himself as a clinician, educator, author, and editor. He received his B.S. in Health Science (cum laude) from the University of Utah in 1978, his Masters in PA Studies (M.P.A.S.) from the University of Nebraska with an emphasis on Internal Medicine in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences from the Union Institute & University in 2003 with an emphasis on Medical Education. He has completed over twenty-two years with A.T. Still University and is currently the Dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

He has taught for NSU for over a decade in both the Doctor of Health Science (DHS) and the Master of Health Science (MHS) Programs in such courses as Medical Writing for Health Professionals, Leadership in Healthcare, and Community Environmental/Occupational Health.

In 2012 he was honored by the University of Utah, School of Medicine, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, Division of Physician Assistant Studies with the “Patron of the Profession” award for “unwavering dedication and service to the Physician Assistant Profession.” In May 2015 he received the Eugene A. Stead Award of Achievement by the AAPA. This is the Academy’s most prestigious award recognizing an individual for lifetime achievement that has had a broad and significant impact on the profession.

He currently serves as PA editor-in-chief for Clinician Reviews, a peer-reviewed professional journal for both physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Dr. Danielsen has published over seventeen peer-reviewed articles, forty journal editorials, five book chapters, and his first co-authored book, entitled The Preceptor’s Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. Dr. Danielsen is also a Senior Consultant with the Academy for Academic Leadership and a proud member of Rotary International.
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