Director, Office for the Promotion of Global Healthcare Equity
University of Utah School of Medicine / Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Nadia's passion and focus are on education for global health equity and the development of the 2030 global health workforce. She is currently the president of the International Academy of Physician Associate Educators. Her work the World Health Organization as a member of the Technical Working Group on Health Workforce Education Assessment Tools, as well as the Global Health Workforce Alliance has focused on increasing awareness of the accelerated medically trained clinician workforce. (global 'physician assistant' analog) The American Academy of Physician Assistants awarded her the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year. She is an associate professor with Division of Physician Assistant Studies, in the SOM at the University of Utah.
Currently she is an invited consultant and Physician Assistant Taskforce member of the National Initiative for Allied Health Sciences under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India. She is bringing together international partners and experts in the transformation of the physician assistant profession in India, to expand the scope of training and care to the community with a primary care focus. For close to a decade prior, Nadia led a transformative educational collaboration in Ghana, West Africa with the College of Health Kintampo (Ghana Ministry of Health). She and her in-country partners developed the first CME for the physician assistants in Ghana, which eventually was instrumental in the induction of physician assistants into the Medical and Dental Council in Ghana.