Kathy J. Pedersen, PA-C, MPAS

Research Interests

  • Physician Assistants and the Expanding Global Healthcare Workforce
  • Human Resources for Health
  • Task Shifting
  • International Physician Assistant Analogues
  • Social Accountability of the Physician Assistant
  • Competency Guidelines of Physician Assistants Practicing Primary Care in Low Resource Countries
  • Physician Assistant Leadership in Global Health
  • Global Health Tracks in US Physician Assistant Programs
  • Considerations in Hosting Global Visitors
  • International Activities of US Physician Assistant Programs
  • Student Orientation for Global Health Clinical Rotations
  • First Person Accounts of Physician Assistant Practice Outside of the US
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social Franchising
  • Global Surgery
  • Global Dentistry

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Academic Information

  • Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Lecturer)
  • Divisions: Physician Assistant Program

Board Certification

  • ANCC - Nursing Professional Development
  • NCCPA - Proficiency Examination in Surgery

Academic Office Information

  • 801-585-7426
  • Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
    375 Chipeta Way, Room: Suite A
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
M.P.A.S.
Professional Nursing Beth-El School of Nursing
R.N.

Global Impact

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Brekowitz, O DiToro R Pedersen K (Spring 2019). Hosting Global Physician Assistant Students in the US. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 30(Mar 2019), 67-71.
    Global Impact: Global.

  2. Kander M, Pedersen K, Ballweg R, Pedersen D, Wachtel D (2017). Competency Guidelines for Physicians Assistants Practicing Primary Care in Low-Resource Countries. PMID 28207584. J Physician Assist Educ, 28(1), 54-58.
    Global Impact: Global.

  3. Ballweg R, Pedersen K, Mulitalo K (2016). Hosting Global Visitors Seeking Information about the US Physician Assistant Career. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 27(3), 147-150.
    Global Impact: Global.

  4. Pedersen D Pedersen K Barker D (09/01/2015). Rainforest Physician Assistants - The Papua New Guinea Health Extension Officer: An International Physician Assistant Analogue. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 26(3), 155-158.
    Global Impact: Papua New Guinea.

  5. Pedersen K, Pedersen DM, Shrestha RP, Spackman J (2015). Human resources for health: a needs assessment of the Nepal health assistant - a physician assistant analogue? Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 26(1), 53-7.
    Global Impact: Nepal.

  6. Knoble S author Pedersen K editor (2014). Journey as a Physician Assistant in the Kingdom at the Top of the World. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 25(3), 4.
    Global Impact: Nepal.

  7. Gillette K, Pedersen K, Pedersen D (2014). The time is now for physician assistant leadership in global health. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 25(1), 51-4.
    Global Impact: Global.

  8. Pedersen DM, Pedersen KJ, Santitamrongpan V (2012). The Burmese medic: an international physician assistant analogue. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 23(3), 51-5.
    Global Impact: Global.

  9. Legler C, Pedersen K, et al (2007). Global Clinical Experiences for Physician Assistant Students. Perspective on Physician Assistant Education, 2007(Fall).
    Global Impact: Global.

  10. Pedersen D, Barker D, Santitamrongpan V, Pedersen K, Kim H (2006). Thailand International Elective (TIE): a Model Curriculum in International Health And Cross-Cultural Experience. Global Perspectives. Perspective on Physician Assistant Education, 17(3).
    Global Impact: Thailand.

  11. Pedersen K, Hooker RS, Legler C, Kortyna D, Harbert K, Eisenhauer W, Baggett A (2003). A Report on the Findings of the Ad Hoc Committee on International Physician Assistant Education. Perspective on Physician Assistant Education, 2003:14(4), 50.
    Global Impact: Global.

  12. Pedersen K (2000). Physician Assistants in International Health: Serving the Global Village. Perspective on Physician Assistant Education, 2000.
    Global Impact: Global.

Book Chapter

  1. Pedersen K, et al (2014). Global Health: Health Sciences and Team Based Care. Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools. In Jessica Evert, Paul Drain, Thomas Hall (Eds.), Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools (2nd Edition, p. 358). San Francisco: Collaborations Press.
    Global Impact: Global.

  2. Pedersen K (2011). Physician Assistants in the Global Health Arena. Global Health Training in Graduate Medical Education: A Guidebook edited by Jack Chase MD and Jessica Evert. Global Health Education Consortium. 2nd ed. 2011. In Jack Chase and Jessica Evert (Eds.), Global Health Training in Graduate Medical Education (2nd Edition, p. 218). Bloomington: iUniverse, Inc.
    Global Impact: Global.

Commentary

  1. Pedersen D Pedersen K (In Press). Commentary on "Determinants of the Physician Assistant/Associate Concept in Global Health Systems". Journal of Physician Assistant Education.
    Global Impact: Global.

Report

  1. Kathy J Pedersen (2020). A Humanitarian in Every Sense of the Word (pahx.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Spring-2020-Newsletter-Corrected.pdf). St John's Creek, Georgia: Physician Assistant History Society.
    Global Impact: Nepal.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. Pedersen K, DeGracia D (2009). Global Health Workforce and Physician Assistants. Module. Global Health Education Consortium Teaching Modules: Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Global Health Education. [Web]. San Francisco, California: Global Health Education Consortium. Available: http://globalhealthedu.org/modules/Modules/Module.aspx?List=ef83b39c-3154-4747-97e2-3b087f6898d2&ID=28.
    Global Impact: Global.

Awards & Honors

Description Country
Award for Dedicated Service on the Board of Directors. Global Health Education Consortium Global
Certificate of Appreciation, The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). Exemplary service as member of PAEA International Affairs Committee for outstanding contributions to physician assistant education. Global
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Robert K Pedersen Global Outreach Humanitarian Assistance Grants, funding over 25 projects on 5 continents, and in 15 countries. Paramount Award. American Academy of Physician Assistants. San Francisco, CA Global
Excellence in Global Education Award (Faculty) sponsored by the Office for Global Engagement (OGE). Global

Presentations

Description Country
Pedersen K. Annual Forum on International Issues: Four PA Organizations. Panel Discussion. Physician Assistant Education Association Educational Forum (yearly 2004- 2008) Global
Pedersen K. et al. A Review of the Lancet Commission Report :Health Professionals for the 21st Century ; Transforming Health Systems to Strenthen Education in an Interdependent World. Panel Presentation. 4th Annual Global Health Conference. University of Utah Student Global Health Initiative Global
Comparative Analysis on Nepali Health Assistants and US Physician Assistants Education and Practice. First International Seminar on Health Assistant (Nepal) and Physician Assistant (US) Collaboration. Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal
First International Seminar on Health Assistant (Nepali) and Physician Assistant (US) Collaboration, Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal
First International Seminar on Health Assistants (Nepali) and Physician Assistants (US) Collaboration, Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal
First International Seminar on Health Assistants (Nepal) and Physician Assistants (US) Collaboration. Manmohan Memorial Medical College and Teaching Hospital. Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal
Nepal Disaster Relief. Physician Assistants for Global Heath. American Academy of Physician Assistants 2015 National Conference. San Francisco. CA Nepal
Helping Babies Breathe. Training for Hospital Workers. Manmohan Memorial Teaching Hospital. Nepal
Chair, Scientific Session. Second International Seminar on Health Assistants (Nepal) and Physician Assistants (US) Collaboration. Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal
Helping Babies Breathe. Manmohan Memorial Teaching Hospital. Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal
International Conference on Challenges and Prospects of Quality Education in the Nepal Federalism Era Nepal

Service

Date Role Description Country
09/28/2018 Program Manager Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Utah (UU), USA and Nepal Open University (NOU), Kathmandu, Nepal. Signatories were UU President Ruth Watkins, Senior Vice President Michael Good, and Dean Wayne Samuelson; NOU Vice Chancellor Lekhnath Sharma, Dean Indra Bahadur Karki, and Senior Faculty Ram Prasad Shrestha Nepal
09/01/2018 Appointed Committee Member Global Health Steering Committee Global
08/01/2018 Appointed Committee Member Faculty Group for International Electives Global
07/01/2014 Program Developer Nepal International Elective Nepal
03/23/2014 Consultant Global Health Projects in Nepal and India with Bernhard Fassl MD India
01/01/2000 Coordinator & Volunteer Facilitated global health electives and volunteered time and expertise Global
10/01/2014 Consultant Workforce/health systems Morocco. Collaboration/exploring partnership with Moroccan Minister of Health in Rabat and Agadir. Developed and facilitated ER Program in two languages Morocco
01/01/2008 Board & Executive Member Office of Global Health Executive Committee Global
03/01/2008 Project Facilitator Specifically designed Thailand International Elective at request of the Special Assistant to the University of Utah President for Campus Community Partnerships. Myanmar
01/01/2004 Chair & Coordinator Thailand International Elective Thailand
01/01/2001 Coordinator Helped develop Utah PA Program Papua New Guinea Student Elective and Exchange Program Papua New Guinea
01/01/2000 Developer & Organizer Thailand International Elective Thailand
01/01/2014 Organizer & Facilitator Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed September 2018 between Nepal Open University (NOU), Kathmandu, Nepal; and President, Ruth Watkins, SVP for Health Sciences Michael Good, and SOM Dean Wayne Samuelson. MOU signed during an exploratory visit to the University of Utah by the Nepal Open University faculty. This MOU was an outcome of collaboration with Nepal since 2014. Nepal
05/31/2010 Member Global
05/28/1998 Member Interest Group Global
12/01/2018 Reviewer Global Health Workforce Panel to evaluate cohort of PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows Global
06/01/2013 Consultant Pedersen K. Member of "GASP Working Group" (Working Group on Global Activities of Students at Pre-health levels). Global
01/01/2014 Voting Member Institutional Voting Member for University of Utah Global
01/01/2009 Developer & Facilitator Created a liaison between the national Physician Assistant Education Association and the international Consortium of Universities for Global Health Global
11/01/2008 Committee Member Global Health Subcommittee Global
11/01/1997 Committee Member International Activities Committee Australia
11/01/2001 Chairman & Manuscript Lead Author White Paper on International Activities of PA programs in the US Global
11/01/1995 Committee Member AAPA International Affairs Subcommittee Global

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Pedersen D Pedersen K (2019). The Global PA Citation Commentary. JAAPA, 32(2).
  2. Kander M, Pedersen K, Ballweg R, Pedersen D, Wachtel D (2017). Competency Guidelines for Physicians Assistants Practicing Primary Care in Low-Resource Countries. PMID 28207584. J Physician Assist Educ, 28(1), 54-58.
  3. Ballweg R, Pedersen K, Mulitalo K (2016). Hosting Global Visitors Seeking Information about the US Physician Assistant Career. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 27(3), 147-150.
  4. Pedersen D Pedersen K Barker D (09/01/2015). Rainforest Physician Assistants - The Papua New Guinea Health Extension Officer: An International Physician Assistant Analogue. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 26(3), 155-158.
  5. Pedersen K, Pedersen DM, Shrestha RP, Spackman J (2015). Human resources for health: a needs assessment of the Nepal health assistant - a physician assistant analogue? Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 26(1), 53-7.
  6. Pedersen D Pedersen K Barker D Santitamrongpan V (11/1/14). The Burmese Medic. Case Studies. Transformative Education for Health Professionals. 1 Nov, 2014 online http://whoeducationguidelines.org/case-studies/list. Online Publishing in Medicine.
  7. Knoble S author Pedersen K editor (2014). Journey as a Physician Assistant in the Kingdom at the Top of the World. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 25(3), 4.
  8. Gillette K, Pedersen K, Pedersen D (2014). The time is now for physician assistant leadership in global health. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 25(1), 51-4.
  9. Pedersen DM, Pedersen KJ, Santitamrongpan V (2012). The Burmese medic: an international physician assistant analogue. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 23(3), 51-5.
  10. Legler C, Pedersen K, et al (2007). Global Clinical Experiences for Physician Assistant Students. Perspective on Physician Assistant Education, 2007(Fall).
  11. Pedersen D, Barker D, Santitamrongpan V, Pedersen K, Kim H (2006). Thailand International Elective (TIE): a Model Curriculum in International Health And Cross-Cultural Experience. Global Perspectives. Perspective on Physician Assistant Education, 17(3).
  12. Pedersen K, Hooker RS, Legler C, Kortyna D, Harbert K, Eisenhauer W, Baggett A (2003). A Report on the Findings of the Ad Hoc Committee on International Physician Assistant Education. Perspective on Physician Assistant Education, 2003:14(4), 50.
  13. Pedersen K (2000). Physician Assistants in International Health: Serving the Global Village. Perspective on Physician Assistant Education, 2000.
  14. Brekowitz, O DiToro R Pedersen K (Spring 2019). Hosting Global Physician Assistant Students in the US. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 30(Mar 2019), 67-71.

Book Chapter

  1. Pedersen K, et al (2014). Global Health: Health Sciences and Team Based Care. Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools. In Jessica Evert, Paul Drain, Thomas Hall (Eds.), Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools (2nd Edition, p. 358). San Francisco: Collaborations Press.
  2. Pedersen K (2011). Physician Assistants in the Global Health Arena. Global Health Training in Graduate Medical Education: A Guidebook edited by Jack Chase MD and Jessica Evert. Global Health Education Consortium. 2nd ed. 2011. In Jack Chase and Jessica Evert (Eds.), Global Health Training in Graduate Medical Education (2nd Edition, p. 218). Bloomington: iUniverse, Inc.

Commentary

  1. Pedersen D Pedersen K (In Press). Commentary on "Determinants of the Physician Assistant/Associate Concept in Global Health Systems". Journal of Physician Assistant Education.

Report

  1. Kathy J Pedersen (2020). A Humanitarian in Every Sense of the Word (pahx.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Spring-2020-Newsletter-Corrected.pdf). St John's Creek, Georgia: Physician Assistant History Society.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. Pedersen K, DeGracia D (2009). Global Health Workforce and Physician Assistants. Module. Global Health Education Consortium Teaching Modules: Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Global Health Education. [Web]. San Francisco, California: Global Health Education Consortium. Available: http://globalhealthedu.org/modules/Modules/Module.aspx?List=ef83b39c-3154-4747-97e2-3b087f6898d2&ID=28.