Pamela A. Duffy, PT, PhD, MEd, OCS, RP, FAPTA ProfileResearchPosition(s)Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Public HealthGlobal HealthAssistant Professor, Master of Public Health ProgramStudent Research Mentors Office Phone 515-271-7811Email firstname.lastname@example.orgEducationDoctor of Philosophy in Education, Iowa State University, Ames, IAMasters of Education, Iowa State University, Ames, IABachelor of Science in P.T. and PT Certificate, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PABachelor of Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IACertificationsPhysical Therapy LicensureCertified Professional Coder (CPC), American Academy of Professional CodersCertified Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy AssociationAdult CPR/First AidGerontology Certificate, Iowa State UniversityBoard Certified Orthopedic Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy SpecialtiesIsernhagen Work Systems Functional Capacity Evaluations, Work Hardening, Functional Job Analysis, Pre-Work Screening.Awards and honorsPresident’s Recognition Award, Des Moines UniversityDiversity Champion, Des Moines University Office of Multicultural AffairsCatherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy AssociationLucy Blair Service Award of the American Physical Therapy AssociationOlive Farr Distinguished Service Award of the Iowa Physical AssociationAreas of ExpertiseAffordable Care ActGlobal HealthHealth Care DeliveryPublic HealthProfessional Organizations, Committees and BoardsAssociation of Accredited Public Health ProgramsAmerican Public Health AssociationIowa Public Health AssociationAssociation of Clinicians for the UninsuredCommunity-Campus Partnership for HealthGerontological Society of AmericaAmerican Physical Therapy AssociationOrthopaedic SectionSection on GeriatricsEducation SectionPrivate Practice SectionWomen’s Health SectionSection on Health Policy and AdministrationAmerican Institute of ParliamentariansHealth Volunteers OverseasIowa Physical Therapy AssociationNational Association of ParliamentariansServiceCommunity:Plymouth Congregational Church, Des Moines, IA, Moderator, Board of MembershipDallas County, Medical Reserve Corp, Adel, IAIowa Statewide Emergency Registry, VolunteerSpecial Olympics Iowa, Ames, IA, FunFitnessFree Clinics of Iowa, Des Moines, IA, Board of DirectorsContinuum of Care Board of Directors of Homeless Coordinating Council, Polk County Iowa, Higher Education RepresentativeProfessional:Iowa Physical Therapy AssociationChapter Delegate to House of Delegates Student Conclave SpeakerSection APTA Service Orthopaedic Section, APTA, Board of DirectorsPrivate Practice Section Publications Review TaskforceAssociation of Accredited Public Health Programs, Executive BoardIowa Department of Public Health, Public Health Evaluation CommitteeUniversity:Learning Management System Advisory TaskforceMPH Curriculum CommitteeDMU Interprofessional Education Sub-committee representative for IPE-1 and IPE-2 for MPH and MHA programsResearch Mentor, Student Summer Research ProgramDMU-MPH Representative to Association of Accredited Public Health ProgramsCollege of Health Sciences Strategic Planning Committee, Member – ChairGraduate Council, Chair and MemberInterprofessional Education DMU Forum FacilitatorInterprofessional Education, IPE-2 Sub-CommitteeFaculty Organization ParliamentarianCurriculum Management Applications Taskforce (CMAT)Search Committee Chair, Director of Multicultural AffairsFaculty Advisor, Gay Straight Alliance Student OrganizationUniversity Faculty Organization Bylaws CommitteeGlobal Health Learning Collaborative, Faculty AdvisorHeartland Global Health ConsortiumMy three primary categories of research are 1. Effective methodology for teaching cultural competency skills to health professions students; 2. Health care disparities and access to health care and public health services, including delivering culturally sensitive care, to underserved populations; and 3. Measuring health care quality and efficiency.2015 ResearchResearch project on comparison of state rankings of two health indices2014 ResearchResearch study on comparison of basic health care access and insurance status2013 ResearchI am continuing work on immigrant and refugee health care access, student learning outcomes in Interprofessional Education, and adverse childhood events (ACEs) impact on adult health.2011 ResearchI have three primary categories of research interest: 1. Effective methodology for teaching cultural competency skills to health professions students; 2. Delivering culturally sensitive care to underserved populations; and 3. Measuring health care quality and efficiency. In 2011, I am developing my research agenda, and interested in a literature review of tools to measure cultural competency and transformational learning, as well as surveying and studying micropopulations seeking health care services at free clinics in Iowa.2010 ResearchI am researching changes in health professions students’ attitudes as a result of cultural diversity training as measured by the Global Perspective Inventory© with Dr. Yogesh Shah, DMU global health Initiatives. I am also collaborating with researchers from the University of Iowa (College of Public Health) and University of North Carolina (Sheps Center) on a comparison of direct access versus physician-referred physical therapy episodes of care.Grant AwardsDuffy, P.A. (2011). Des Moines University Iowa Osteopathic Educational Research (IOER-Research and Grants). $9700.00 grant for “Pilot study of micro-populations in central Iowa and impact on public health services (working title)”Duffy, P.A. (2011). Public Health Training for Oral Health Professionals (6 Modules). In collaboration with the Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems. $5000.00 grant from Iowa Department of Public Health.Grant Proposals2015: Telligen grant proposal with Dallas County Public Health Nursing Services(pending): Social return on investment analysis for county health department health navigation programDuffy, P.A. (Project Director) & Geletta, S. (2013) 2013 Iowa ACEs Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Analysis and ReportingResponse to Request for Proposals by the Iowa ACEs Steering Committee of the Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, IA. Proposal selected as one of two finalist proposals.