Pangela Dawson, MSPAS, PA-C
Senior Clinical Coordinator, Lecturer,
Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Pangela Dawson received a B.A.
in Biology from Oberlin College in 1994 and a Master's Degree in
Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Kentucky in 2003.
She joined the faculty in 2008 as a lecturer and shortly after began
working as the senior coordinator for the clinical year. Most recently,
Ms. Dawson is (currently a doctoral student in)Educational Policy
Studies and Evaluation where she is studying community-based educational
and health-promotion strategies designed to assist domestic violence
survivors in the African American community. Her research interests
also include evaluating social, political, and environmental factors
that contribute to both wellbeing and healthcare disparities especially
for underserved populations as well as enhancing student service
learning and cultural competencies in medical education
Ms. Dawson coordinates the
curriculum and clerkship experiences during the clinical year of the
Physician Assistant program. She is the course director for the
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatric Clerkships. She also
lectures during the didactic year primarily in Introduction to Health
and Disease and the Clinical Lecturer Series Courses.
She has gained clinical
experience in pediatric orthopedics and chronic pain management. She
also has experience assessing and treating military personnel issues
specifically in general and psychiatric medicine.
Mrs. Dawson is married, has two children and enjoys international travel, reading, music and jogging.