University of Kentucky
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Education Policy Studies and Evaluation
University of Kentucky
Degree: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology
Clinical InterestsIdentifying early predictors of success for Physician Assistant Students
Community-based educational and health-promotion strategies designed to assist domestic
violence survivors in the marginalized communities
SpecialtiesInternal Medicine and Endocrinology
Gates, M., Brown, E. L., & Dawson, P. (2011). Cross-cultural competence in medical education. In Elinor L. Brown and Pamela
Gibbons (Vol. Eds.), Ethnicity and Race: Creating Educational Opportunities around
the Globe a volume in the series international Advances in Education: Global Initiatives
for Equity, and Social Justice. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc. (pp.
Butina, M., Dawson, P., Remer, R., & Minieri, A., (2013). A Comprehensive Review of Predictors of Success
for Physician Assistant Studies Students. Journal of Physician Assistant Education,
Dawson, P., (2014, September) Beauty for Ashes: Utilizing Cosmetologists and Salons in Domestic
Violence Advocacy and Education. Presented at the International Conference & Summit
on Violence, Abuse & Trauma. San Diego, CA.
Dawson, P., Dada, F., Miller, A., (2014, May) Best Practices: Screening Patients for Domestic
Violence and HIV in Primary Care Settings. Presented at the University of Texas Health
Science Center San Antonio Research Day. San Antonio, TX.
Quillin, B., Shriver, B., Bonson, J., Schambers, Y., Ellis, A., Dawson, P., Marie, L., (2014, May). Community Service Partnership as the Master’s Capstone.
Presented at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Research Day.
San Antonio, TX.
Butina, M., Dawson, P., Remer, R., & Minieri, A., (2012, November). A Comprehensive Review of Predictors
of Success for Physician Assistant Studies Students. Presented at the Physician Assistant
Educational Association Conference. Seattle, WA.
Honors and Awards
2012: Teachers Who Made a Difference Award, University of Kentucky College of Education
2010: Bonnie Jean Cox Graduate Endowment in Gender and Women’s Studies Award; University
of Kentucky Gender and Women’s Studies Department.
2009: Dermontti F. and Regina M. Dawson Graduate Fellowship in Education; University
Kentucky College of Education