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Davidson, Emily

Davidson, Emily

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor
Health Professions

Office Location: SC-112B


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

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.

Areas of Expertise

Geriatric Medicine
Chiropractic and Integrative Medicine
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Shearin-Patterson T, Davidson EJ. "Hemophilia A and B; hemophilia C." Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 4 2013: 49-50.

Shearin-Patterson T, Davidson EJ. "von Willebrand disease;idiopathic thrombocyotpenic purpura; thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura." Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 4 2013: 46-48.

Davidson, E. "Generation 1.5 - A Different Kind of Millenial Student." Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 22 2011: 13-19.

Oglensky B, Davidson, E. "Teaching and learning through clinical report-writing genres." International Journal of Learning. 16 2009: 139-152.

Torian L, Davidson E, Fillit H. "The effect of dementia on acute care in a geriatric medical unit." Int. Psychogeriatrics. 4 1992: 231-239.

Torian LV, Davidson EJ, Fillit HM, Fulo G, Sell LL. "Decisions for and against resuscitation in an acute geriatric medicine unit serving the frail elderly." Arch Intern Med. 152 1992: 165-169.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Swoboda, D, Davidson, E, Keiler, L & Oglensky, B. "Creating space for the scholarship of teaching and learning: transforming the meaning of academic work." J. Summerfield & C. Smith (Eds.) Making Teaching and Learning Matter: Transformative Spaces in Higher Education. 2011: .

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Davidson, E. "More Than a List of Facts: Using Clinical Writing Genres to Help Health Professions Students Learn Clinical Thinking." Lilly Conference of Greensboro Conference Proceedings. April, 2010: .

Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Davidson, E.J.. "On moving students from cramming to learning." DisCover. 3 2011: 78-85.

Davidson, E.J.. "Improving the quality of writing and coherence in medical histories produced by ELL physician assistant students." DisCover. 1 2008: .

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Helping Students Engage with Primary Literature in the Sciences: Motivation and Methods " April 2013: CETL York College.

" Flipping - Turning the Classroom Inside Out " November 2012: CETL York College.

" Course Portfolio - HSPA 428 Primary Care I " March 2012: Univ. of Nebraska Peer Review of Teaching Project.

" Why Don't They Know This Already? Working with English Language Learners in PA School " November 2011: PAEA Annual Education Forum.

" Backward Design (co-presenter with L. Keiler) " April 2010: CETL York College.

" More Than a List of Facts: Using Clinical Writing Genres to Help Health Professions Students Learn Clinical Thinking " Feb 2010: Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching in Greensboro, NC.

" Teaching Clinical Writing in the Health Professions " Nov 2009: CUNY WAC-WID Conference, CCNY/CUNY, NY, NY.

" Creating and Using Rubrics for Effective Feedback: How Can Rubrics Help Improve Student Learning? ( co-presenter with L. Keiler, L. Herena, J. Hall) " October 2009: CETL York College.

" Teaching and learning through clinical writing genres(co-author, presented by B. Oglensky) " July 2009: International Conference on Learning, University of Barcelona, Spain.

" Doing SoTL: Participating in the Title III Faculty Grant Program (co-presenter with L. Keiler and G. White) " March 2009: CETL York College.

" Teaching Writing in the Professions (co-presenter with B. Oglensky) " May 2008: Fourth Annual CUNY General Education Conference - Baruch College.

" Improving the Quality of Writing and Coherence in Medical Histories Produced by Multilingual Physician Assistant Students- Poster " Sep 2008: First Annual CETL Scholarship or Teaching and Learning Poster Session. York College.

" Role of the Physician Assistant in a Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment Unit - Poster " May 1989: American Geriatric Society, Boston, MA.


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: .