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Jacqueline Sabrena Barnett

Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Family Medicine and Community Health, Physician Assistant Program
Office hours By appointment  

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Addressing Bias in Health Professions Education: What is Your Role? - Duke Ahead Advanced Certificate Program · December 2022 - December 2022 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Duke Ahead, Durham, NC
No More Excuses: The CARES Framework in Action · October 2022 - October 2022 International Meeting or Conference Physician Assistant Education Association, San Diego, CA
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in Health Professions Education and Practice · August 2021 Other Duke AHEAD, Duke School of Medicine,
Juneteenth and equity in PA education · June 2021 Interview Physician Assistant Education Association ,
Leaning into Our Power: Strategizing for Healing, Wellness and Success. · June 2021 International Meeting or Conference STEM Women of Color Annual Conclave,
Addressing Bias in Health Professions Education: What is Your Role? - Duke Ahead Advanced Certificate Program · December 2022 - December 2022 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Duke Ahead, Durham, NC
No More Excuses: The CARES Framework in Action · October 2022 - October 2022 International Meeting or Conference Physician Assistant Education Association, San Diego, CA
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in Health Professions Education and Practice · August 2021 Other Duke AHEAD, Duke School of Medicine,
Juneteenth and equity in PA education · June 2021 Interview Physician Assistant Education Association ,
Leaning into Our Power: Strategizing for Healing, Wellness and Success. · June 2021 International Meeting or Conference STEM Women of Color Annual Conclave,
Weathering and the Black Tax: After 400+ Years, It's Time for a Tax Reduction · February 2021 Invited Talk University of Texas at Arlington,
The Power of Women in Academia: We have it. Let’s use it. Our Health Depends on it · February 2021 Invited Talk University of Texas at Arlington,
Creating an Opioid Curriculum Continuum for Students, Preceptors, and Providers · October 2020 International Meeting or Conference Physician Assistant Education Association ,
Integrating Cultural Humility and Mindfulness in Test Item Writing · October 2020 International Meeting or Conference Physician Assistant Education Association ,
Election 2020: Strategies for Supportive Conversations. · October 2020 Other Duke AHEAD, Duke School of Medicine,
Easing the Transition: Transforming the Veterans Experience in PA Education · October 2019 National Scientific Meeting Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum , Washington DC
The Development of an Interprofessional Preceptor Development Program For Preceptors of Healthcare Providers (Poster Presentation) · August 2019 National Scientific Meeting Nexus Summit , Minneapolis, MN
Leveraging Technology for Learning in and Beyond the Lecture Hall - Duke AHEAD Education Grand rounds · June 2019 Lecture Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Leveraging Technology to Respond to the Opioid Crisis. Poster Presentation - International Association of Medical Science Educators · June 2019 International Meeting or Conference Roanoke VA
#Self-Care and Wellness - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Women of Color 8th Annual Conclave · June 2019 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Sterling, VA
Virtual connections between the classroom, clinician, and community clinic to bridge the education/practice gap. Poster Presentation - International Association of Medical Science Educators · June 2019 International Meeting or Conference Roanoke VA
Promoting Cultural Competency and Reducing Bias - Transforming Primary Care Preceptor Mini-Fellowship · April 2019 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Duke University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program, Durham, NC
Leveraging Technology for Learning: Envisioning the Future of PA Education - Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum · October 2018 National Scientific Meeting Anaheim CA
Strengths Lies in Differences: Promoting Inclusion Excellence in Admissions · October 2018 National Scientific Meeting Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum , Anaheim, CA
Giving Feedback: Effective Strategies You Can Use (and Share) - DukeAHEAD Clinicians as Teachers Faculty Development Session · June 2018 Lecture Durham, NC
Promoting Cultural Competency and Reducing Bias - Transforming Primary Care Preceptor Mini-Fellowship · April 2018 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Duke University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program, Durham, NC
Putting Your Program’s Best Digital Footprint Forward · October 2017 International Meeting or Conference Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum , Denver, CO
Blending to Connect the Classroom, Clinician, and Community (C4) at Large in Health Professions Education · November 2016 International Meeting or Conference Online Learning Consortium, International Conference, Orlando FL
Preparing Physician Assistant Students for Performance Improvement · October 2016 National Scientific Meeting Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum , Minneapolis, MN
Identifying Ethnicity in Clinical Vignettes: Inviting Implicit Bias or Improving Patient Outcomes · October 2016 Invited Talk Physician Assistant Education Association, Minneapolis, MN, October 2016
Leadership 101: Profiles of Success in Academic Medicine, Developing Minority Faculty · November 2015 Invited Talk Physician Assistant Education Association, Washington, DC
Impact of a Diverse Workforce on a Community and Patient Engagement · September 2015 Invited Talk National Capital Health Executives and National Association of Health Science Executives, Ballston, VA
Cardiovascular Disease: Mitigating Risk and Improving Health Outcomes in Racial and Ethnic Women · June 2015 Invited Talk Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Women of Color 6th Annual Conference, Chantilly, VA

Service to the Profession


Chair - Finance Steering Commitee · January 2022 Committee Service PAEA, Washington, DC
Treasurer/Board of Directors · January 2022 Other PAEA, Washington, DC
Taskforce Member - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Taskforce · August 2020 Committee Service Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant,
Commissioner · January 2019 Other Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant,
Member, Physician Assistant Education Association, Finance Council · 2014 - December 2018 Committee Service Physician Assistant Education Association,
Chair - Finance Steering Commitee · January 2022 Committee Service PAEA, Washington, DC
Treasurer/Board of Directors · January 2022 Other PAEA, Washington, DC
Taskforce Member - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Taskforce · August 2020 Committee Service Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant,
Commissioner · January 2019 Other Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant,
Member, Physician Assistant Education Association, Finance Council · 2014 - December 2018 Committee Service Physician Assistant Education Association,
Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants · 2014 Other
Site Visitor, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant · 2014 Other
AAPA Liaison to the National Medical Association · July 2009 - June 2016 Other American Academy of Physician Assistants ,
DC Academy of Physician Assistants, Treasurer, Board of Directors · 2002 - 2015 Committee Service

Service to Duke


Duke AHEAD Regional Event Planning Committee (University) · December 2022 Committee Service Duke School of Medicine, Duke Ahead, Durham, NC
Duke School of Medicine, Student Services Reimagining Steering Committee (University) · June 2022 Committee Service Duke School of Medicine,, Durham, NC
School of Medicine, IPEC Executive Advisory Committee (University) · March 2022 Committee Service Duke School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Executive Committee, FMCH (Department) · January 2022 Committee Service Duke School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Duke School of Medicine, Student Services Prioritization Steering Committee (University) · January 2022 - June 2022 Committee Service
Duke AHEAD Regional Event Planning Committee (University) · December 2022 Committee Service Duke School of Medicine, Duke Ahead, Durham, NC
Duke School of Medicine, Student Services Reimagining Steering Committee (University) · June 2022 Committee Service Duke School of Medicine,, Durham, NC
School of Medicine, IPEC Executive Advisory Committee (University) · March 2022 Committee Service Duke School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Executive Committee, FMCH (Department) · January 2022 Committee Service Duke School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Duke School of Medicine, Student Services Prioritization Steering Committee (University) · January 2022 - June 2022 Committee Service
Leadership Team, Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute (APPLI) (Department) · 2021 Committee Service Duke School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Health Professional Education Micro/Macroaggression, Subcommittee (School) · August 2020 Committee Service Duke University,
Health Professional Education Steering Committee (School) · July 2020 Committee Service Duke University,
Chair, PA Program Director Executive Leadership Committee (Program) · June 2020 Committee Service Duke University,
Education Leadership Committee (Department) · April 2020 Committee Service Duke University,
Education Leadership Committee (Department) · 2020 Committee Service Duke School of Medicine, FMCH, Durham, NC
PA Program Review Committee (Program) · August 2019 Committee Service Duke University,
Diversity and Inclusion Education Subcommittee (Department) · January 2019 Committee Service Duke University,
Chair . PA Program Self-Study Committee · January 2019 Other Duke University,
Co Chair, Self-Study Subcommittee, Appendix M,N (Program) · January 2019 - May 2020 Committee Service Duke University,
Diversity and Inclusion Committee (Department) · July 2018 Committee Service Duke University,
Provost Master’s Advisory Council (University) · January 2017 Committee Service Duke University,
Search Committee (Department) · May 2016 - May 2018 Committee Service Department of Community and Family Medicine, Pickens Family Medicine Clinic,
Duke School of Medicine, Curriculum Committee Member (School) · May 2016 Committee Service
Chancellor’s Interprofessional Education and Care, Faculty Development Workgroup (School) · 2016 Committee Service Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development,,
Representative . Duke Graduate and Professional Student Affairs Council · December 2015 - August 2018 Other Duke University,
Faculty liaison to the Student Disability Access Office · December 2015 - July 2018 Other Duke University,
Steering Committee (School) · 2015 Committee Service Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development,,

Academic & Administrative Activities


As program director of the Duke PA Program, I am responsible for the overall organization, administration, fiscal management, continuous review and analysis, planning, and development of the Duke PA Program. The program has 180 students and nearly 40 faculty and staff.  Activities:
  • Supervise faculty and staff in the day-to-day operation of the PA Program.
  • Oversee budgetary matters related to the PA Program.
  • Oversee maintenance of administrative files regarding budgets, curriculum, accreditation, students, faculty, and other program-related activities.
  • Provide oversight of curriculum design, delivery, and evaluation
  • Ensure a process of continuous review and analysis in compliance with ARC-PA Standards.
  • Serve on various committees at the program, department, school of medicine, and university level. 
  • Implement and provide oversight of program policies to ensure they are consistent with federal, state, and local statutes,  and accreditation standards. 
  • Chair, PA Program Director Executive Leadership Team
  • Member, Department Executive Leadership Team
  • Member, Department Education Leadership Committee
  • Chair, PA Program Self-Study
  • Project Director, $2.3 million 5-yr.  HRSA PCTE Grant
  • Support classroom and small group teaching
  • Coordinate Geriatrics clinical medicine unit