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Davidson, Emily

Davidson, Emily

Associate Professor

Health Professions

Office Location: SC-112B

Dr. Davidson is the former Associate Director of the York College Physician Assistant Program.  She has taught courses in Physical Diagnosis, Interviewing and Counseling, Geriatric Medicine, Primary Care, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, Clinical Correlations, and Evidence Based Medicine; Her clinical experience spans more than 30 years and includes experience as a Pulmonary Technician, Physician Assistant, Chiropractor, and Cancer Guide.  Her research interests include geriatric medicine and integrative medicine.  Her research in the scholarship of teaching and learning has focused on inquiry into methods of teaching and learning medical writing - especially when working with English L2 students. Retired as of Fall 2019, she continues to teach as an adjunct.

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DC New York Chiropractic College Chiropractic 1994 
BS SUNY- Stony Brook Physician Assistant 1982 
BA Pomona College Zoology 1977 

Areas of Expertise

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Chiropractic and Integrative Medicine
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Publications in Field Of Expertise



Refereed Proceedings

Non Refereed Proceedings


Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances


  • Title III Faculty Grant Program, Improving the Quality of Writing and Coherence in Medical Histories Produced by ELL Physician Assistant Students. 2007-2008: $3000.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

  • Geriatric Scholar Certificate - Hunter College Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity: 2008.
  • Board Certified - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants: 1983 to present.
  • Board Certified - National Board of Chiropractic Examiners: 1994.
  • NYS Registration Physician Assistant: 1982 to present.
  • NYS Licensed Chiropractor: 1994 to present.
  • Member American Academy of Physician Assistants: .
  • Member New York Society of Physician Assistants: .
  • Member American Chiropractic Association: .