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Stephanie Neary

Assistant Professor Adjunct; Director of Didactic Education, PA Online Program


Stephanie Neary joined the Yale School of Medicine PA Online Program in 2017 and is currently an Assistant Professor Adjunct. She is the course director for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine I, II, and III and Basic Science I, II, and III while also serving as the Director of Didactic Education for the PA Online Program. Stephanie is Chair of the Progress Committee, a member of the admissions committee, and an academic advisor for incoming and current students.

Stephanie is a physician assistant who graduated with an MMS from Midwestern University-Glendale. She began practicing clinically in a refugee and urban underserved family medicine clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. Since 2018, she has worked in inpatient Endocrinology on the Diabetes Management Service at the Medical University of South Carolina.

In 2012, she became adjunct faculty at Grand Canyon University in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology and the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, teaching both online and on campus formats where she served as a subject matter expert in online education and as a member of the Faculty Advisory Board. She served as a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association’s (PAEA) Future Educator Development Steering Committee from 2014-2018, where she helped create and facilitate the annual Future Educator Fellowship and has presented multiple times at the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) national conferences, the PAEA Forums, and the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) conference. She previously has worked as adjunct faculty for PA programs at both Northern Arizona University and AT Still University. She is co-author of Clinical Medicine for Physician Assistants, a comprehensive clinical medicine textbook published by Springer in 2022.

In addition to her PA work, Stephanie earned a Master of Public Administration in Health Care Management from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the George Washington University. She was selected as a 2020-2021 PAEA Research Fellow, awarded a 2022-2023 AAPA Small Research Grant, and received the 2024 Don Pedersen Grant. Stephanie is currently a PhD in Nursing Science candidate at the Medical University of South Carolina with support from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, where she is studying the intersection of the social determinants of health and human flourishing. She is licensed by the NCCPA.

Education & Training

  • MMS
    Midwestern University-Glendale, Physician Assistant Studies (2015)
  • MPA
    Grand Canyon University, Health Care Management (2013)
  • BS
    the George Washington University, Exercise Science (2010)


  • Physician Assistant
    Charleston, SC, United States 2018
    Medical University of South Carolina - Division of Endocrinology: Diabetes Management Service

Professional Service

Physician Assistant Education AssociationFuture Educator Development Steering Committee2014 - 2018

Departments & Organizations