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Mary Showstark

Assistant Professor Adjunct; Affiliate Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Affiliate Faculty, Yale Institute of Global Health

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Mary Showstark

Research Summary

My research interests include expanding the healthcare workforce and uniting physician assistants (PA) and comparable professions aka non-physician clinicians (clinical officers/assistant medical officers etc). I am on the board of Physician Assistants for Global Health (PAGH), liaison to International PA Organization (IPAO), communications director of the International Academy of PA Educators (IAPAE), global ambassador to the American Academy of PAs, and creator of IFPACS International Federation of Physician Assistant/Physician Associate/ Clinical Officer/Clinical Associate/Comparable Student Association(www.ifpacs.org), a student federation supporting PA and comparable students.

I have linked together the advocacy organizations through IPAO, hosting meetings and connecting the advocacy groups to each other. Through IAPAE, I lead educator meetings and have collected curricula from over 30 schools to map on a program called LOOOP. I am mentoring the students to create an international organization like the medical students' organization- IFMSA, and helping the students create national organizations in their country with the help of the educators and advocacy groups. I am consulting with the World Health Organization on the framework to encompass our profession entitled: Global Competency Framework for Universal Healthcare and collaborating with Interprofessional.Global to rewrite the 2010 Interprofessional Framework for an update to be submitted to the WHO.

I am also the creator of VIPE (Virtual Interprofessional Education) and AFRI-VIPE, a virtual interprofessional collaborative that spans across 30 countries and 60 universities.

Current Research/Past Grants

2020 ORAU Travel Grant to Knoxville to discuss Phase 2 for disaster communications

2020 Scope of Practice in Global PAs

2020 Alternative Treatments for Depression: Student Mentor

2019 Josiah Macy Foundation Grant Recipient for IPE $25K

2020 PI: CBD usage and athletes: Student Mentor

2019 PI: Reiss Motivational Profile: Assessing the Motivational Profile of PA Students

2019 PI: USC Analysis of Affordable Care Act and Trauma Disparities: Student Mentor

2019 PI: Fear in Surfing Utilizing fMRI in collaboration with Red Bull

2019-ongoing PI: Using Virtual Reality to Teach Physician Assistant Students about Congenital Heart Defects

2018 PI: Plastic vs. Metal Speculum in Teaching Physician Assistant Students

2018-ongoing PI: Virtual Interprofessional Education: Can it be Done?

2018 PI: Using Virtual Reality to Teach Physician Assistant Students about Congenital Heart Defects

2018 PI: Using Augmented Reality to Teach Physician Assistant Students about Hand-washing

2016 PI: Exploring the Sexual Attitudes of Physician Assistant Students

2015 PI: The Effects of Pranayama and Physician Assistant Students

Coauthors

Research Interests

Africa; Botswana; Burundi; Competency-Based Education; Ethiopia; Europe; Ghana; Health Workforce; Indonesia; International Educational Exchange; Interprofessional Relations; Kenya; Laos; Liberia; Malawi; Malaysia; Mozambique; Organizations; Philippines; Public Health; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania; Tropical Medicine; Uganda; Global Health; Zambia; Zimbabwe; Problem-Based Learning; Needs Assessment; Australasia; Disaster Medicine; Wilderness Medicine; Capacity Building; Travel Medicine; Interdisciplinary Studies; Health Care; South Sudan; Interdisciplinary Placement; Virtual Reality

Public Health Interests

Global Health

Selected Publications

  • AFRI-VIPE: Simulated patients (SPs) role in virtual interprofessional education (VIPE)Showstark M, Sappio E, Schweickerdt L, Nyoni C. AFRI-VIPE: Simulated patients (SPs) role in virtual interprofessional education (VIPE) Journal Of Interprofessional Education & Practice 2022, 26: 100492. DOI: 10.1016/j.xjep.2021.100492.
  • Results and lessons learned from a virtual multi-institutional problem-based interprofessional learning approach: The VIPE programMary Showstark, Dawn Joosten-Hagye, Andrew Wiss, Cheryl Resnik, Erin Embry, Elke Zschaebitz, Melanie R. Symoniak, Barbara Maxwell, Anita Simmons & Jennifer Fieten (2022) Results and lessons learned from a virtual multi-institutional problem-based interprofessional learning approach: The VIPE program,Journal of Interprofessional Care, DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2022.2040453
  • AFRI-VIPE: Simulated patients (SPs) role in virtual interprofessional education (VIPE)Mary Showstark, Erin M. Sappio, Louise Schweickerdt, Champion N. Nyoni, AFRI-VIPE: Simulated patients (SPs) role in virtual interprofessional education (VIPE), Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, Volume 26, 2022, 100492, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjep.2021.100492.
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Virtual Interprofessional Education: A Multi-institutional Collaboration. In Joosten- Hagye, D., & Khalili, H. (eds.) Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice- Micro, Meso, and Macro Approaches Across the LifespanShowstark, M., Joosten-Hagye, D., & Wiss, A. (2022). Synchronous and Asynchronous Virtual Interprofessional Education: A Multi-institutional Collaboration. In Joosten- Hagye, D., & Khalili, H. (eds.) Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice- Micro, Meso, and Macro Approaches Across the Lifespan. CA: Cognella, Inc.
  • Disaster SurgeryShowstark M. Disaster Surgery Physician Assistant Clinics 2021, 6: 281-294. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpha.2020.11.007.
  • IFPACS: Creating a Global Federation of Physician Assistant and Comparable StudentsShowstark, Mary MPAS, PA-C; Hix, Lea R. BA; Kereto, Leshan CO-S; John, Sherin MPH; Uakkas, Saad MD; Berkowitz, Oren PhD, PA-C IFPACS: Creating a Global Federation of Physician Assistant and Comparable Students, The Journal of Physician Assistant Education: March 2021 - Volume 32 - Issue 1 - p 65-69 doi: 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000346
  • Virtual Interprofessional Education (VIPE): a Multi-institutional InnovationShowstark M, Joosten-Hagye D, Wiss AC. Virtual Interprofessional Education (VIPE): a Multi-institutional Innovation. Med Sci Educ. 2021;32(1):7-8. Published 2021 Nov 24. doi:10.1007/s40670-021-01462-0
  • Disaster SurgeryShowstark, M. Disaster Surgery. Physician Assist Clin VOLUME 6, ISSUE 2, P281-294, APRIL 01, 2021. DOI: :https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpha.2020.11.007
  • Teaching Physician Assistant Students Congenital Heart Defects via Virtual Reality.Showstark, M. Teaching Physician Assistant Students Congenital Heart Defects via Virtual Reality. JAAPA 2020.
  • Protective headgear to prevent traumatic brain injury in surfers: a systematic reviewKozminski B, So C, Meiling JB, Raum G, Showstark M. Protective headgear to prevent traumatic brain injury in surfers: a systematic review. J Int Soc Phys Rehabil Med. 2020, May; 3(1S):S124.
  • Surfing in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Should Surfers Continue to Surf?Showstark, M., Meiling JB, , Raum G, Kozminski B. Surfing in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Should Surfers Continue to Surf? Journal of the Surfers Medical Association. (2020).
  • Disaster MedicineShowstark M. Disaster Medicine Physician Assistant Clinics 2019, 4: xiii. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpha.2019.07.002.
  • Disaster MedicineShowstark M. Disaster Medicine Physician Assistant Clinics 2019, 4: i. DOI: 10.1016/s2405-7991(19)30063-5.
  • Crisis Standards of CareShowstark M, Lovejoy B. Crisis Standards of Care Physician Assistant Clinics 2019, 4: 663-673. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpha.2019.06.010.
  • Mass Shootings and Health Care An Epidemic?Showstark M. Mass Shootings and Health Care An Epidemic? Physician Assistant Clinics 2019, 4: 761-779. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpha.2019.06.006.
  • Bombs and BlastsShowstark M. Bombs and Blasts Physician Assistant Clinics 2019, 4: 751-760. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpha.2019.06.011.
  • Elsevier Book Chapter Review Men’s Health in Primary Care.Elsevier Book Chapter Review Men’s Health in Primary Care. 2019
  • A Short History of Surfing Medicine and the Surfer’s Medical AssociationNathanson, A; Jones, W; Showstark, M. A Short History of Surfing Medicine and the Surfer’s Medical Association. www.aspetar.com/journal
  • Disaster Medicine, An Issue of Physician Assistant Clinics, 1st EditionDISASTER MEDICINE, AN ISSUE OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT CLINICS. Publisher: ELSEVIER - HEALTH SCIENCE 2019
  • Bombs and BlastsDISASTER MEDICINE, AN ISSUE OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT CLINICS. Bombs and Blasts. Publisher: ELSEVIER - HEALTH SCIENCE. 2019
  • Mass ShootingsDISASTER MEDICINE, AN ISSUE OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT CLINICS. Mass Shootings. Publisher: ELSEVIER - HEALTH SCIENCE. 2019
  • Crisis Standards of CareDISASTER MEDICINE, AN ISSUE OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT CLINICS. Crisis Standards of Care. Publisher: ELSEVIER - HEALTH SCIENCE. 2019
  • Serving the Underserved InternationallyShowstark M. Serving the Underserved Internationally Physician Assistant Clinics 2019, 4: xxi-xxxix. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpha.2018.08.015.
  • Elsevier Book Review pre-revision review of Ballweg et alElsevier Book Review pre-revision review of Ballweg et al: Physician Assistant, 6e. 2018
  • Serving the Underserved InternationallyShowstark M. Serving the Underserved Internationally. Physician Assist Clin. 2019;4(1):xxi-xxxix. doi:10.1016/j.cpha.2018.08.015
  • Surfer's Medical NewsletterMonthly Newsletters for Non-Profit
  • Erythema Ab Igne “Toasted Skin Syndrome.”Pierre-Louis, R., Showstark, M. Erythema Ab Igne “Toasted Skin Syndrome.” Journal of Dermatology PA. Summer 2016.
  • PhytophotodermatitisPierre-Louis, R., Showstark, M. Phytophotodermatitis. Journal of Dermatology PA. Spring 2016.
  • Understanding Rosacea: Current Theories on Pathophysiology and the Role of Emerging New Therapies for the Management of Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea.Barry-King, S., Rajan, P., M., Weinberg, J., Showstark, M., et. al. (2014). Understanding Rosacea: Current Theories on Pathophysiology and the Role of Emerging New Therapies for the Management of Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea. Journal of Dermatology PA. Spring 2014, pp 18-22.
  • Stress Induced Stress Induced Psychocutaneous Manifestations.Nevid, M., Weinberg, J., Showstark, M., et. al. (2013). Stress Induced Stress Induced Psychocutaneous Manifestations. Journal of Dermatology PA. Spring 2013, pp 18-22.
  • Trauma Handbook: Shands University of FloridaTrauma Handbook: Shands University of Florida, Showstark, M. 2006.
  • Oxidant injury occurs rapidly after cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and reperfusion.8. Idris AH, Gabrielli A, Caruso L, Showstark M, Layon AJ, Becker LB, Vanden Hoek T, Hevia A, Roberts II J. “Oxidant injury occurs rapidly after cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and reperfusion.” Circulation 2000;102 (Suppl II):II-571.
  • The Role of Serum, Endocardial, and Brain Tissue Isoprostanes as Indicators of Oxidant Injury After Cardiac Arrest and CPR9. Idris AH, Gabrielli A, Caruso L, Rush, B, Showstark M. Departments of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL. “The Role of Serum, Endocardial, and Brain Tissue Isoprostanes as Indicators of Oxidant Injury After Cardiac Arrest and CPR.” http://erc.uchicago.edu/abstracts/a15.html. 2000.
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine: A Guide to the ER: Baptist HospitalPediatric Emergency Medicine: A Guide to the ER: Baptist Hospital, Miami, Showstark, M.1999.