Stephanie L. Neary, M.P.A., M.M.Sc., PA-C

Assistant Professor Adjunct, Director of Didactic Education

Stephanie Neary joined the Yale School of Medicine PA Online Program as an instructor in 2017. She has since advanced to become an Assistant Professor and the Director of Didactic Education. She is the course director for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine I, II, and III and guest lectures in Clinical Medicine and Preparing Future PAs, while also serving on the admissions committee. Stephanie is the faculty advisor for the James Van Rhee Student Society and an academic advisor for students.

Stephanie is a physician assistant who graduated with an MMS from Midwestern University-Glendale in 2015. She began practicing clinically in refugee and urban underserved family medicine clinics in Phoenix, Arizona, and now works in inpatient endocrinology on the Diabetes Management Service at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her research interest is in creating learning environments that promote student wellness.

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. She was a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association’s (PAEA) Future Educator Development Steering Committee from 2014-2018, where she has helped create and facilitate the annual Future Educator Fellowship and now serves as a PAEA Faculty Skills 101 workshop facilitator. She has presented multiple times at the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) national conferences and the PAEA Forums. She is also involved in multiple committees within the South Carolina Academy of PAs (SCAPA). She previously has worked as adjunct faculty for PA programs at both Northern Arizona University and AT Still University.  

In addition to her PA work, Stephanie earned a Master of Public Administration in health care management from Grand Canyon University in 2013, and a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from The George Washington University in 2010. She is currently pursuing her PhD in nursing science from the Medical University of South Carolina where she was awarded the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship. Additionally, she was selected as a 2020-2021 PAEA Research Fellow where she will continue her research on creating learning environments that promote student wellbeing and the improvement of mental health help-seeking behaviors among students. She is licensed by the NCCPA.

She currently lives in Isle of Palms, South Carolina with her husband and three daughters.

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