Jacqueline Sabrena Barnett
Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health

Dr. Jacqueline Barnett serves as the Division Chief, Division of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies, and Program Director of the Duke PA Program.  In this role, she is responsible for leading all aspects of the division and the overall organization, administration, fiscal management, and continuous review and analysis of the PA  program.  Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, she served as faculty at the George Washington University School of Medicine PA Program, where she received the endowed Morton A. Bender Teaching Award. Her clinical practice experiences include pediatrics, urgent care, family medicine, and infectious disease.

Her scholarly and research interests include improving learning experiences for students with disabilities, curriculum enhancement through integrating technology and blended learning formats, and promoting inclusive excellence, equity, and justice in education and healthcare.  She is also interested in various aspects related to organizational leadership and culture and interprofessional education and team care.  Dr. Barnett is a previous National Health Service Corps Scholar with a strong commitment to the medically underserved and efforts to improve healthcare access and outcomes in underserved populations.

Current Research Interests

  • Racism and Black Female faculty in academic medicine
  • Racial Bias and disparities in health professional training programs (admissions, curriculum, student outcomes) 
  • Enhanced, blended, and online curriculum pedagogies
  • Diversity in the health professions
  • Physician assistant workforce especially as it relates to retention in rural and underserved communities

Office Hours

By appointment

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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