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Persaud, Harrynauth

Persaud, Harrynauth

Curriculum Vitae
Director - Physician Assistant Program
Associate Professor
Health Professions

Phone: 718-262-2839
Office Location: SC-112B

Office Hours  
Thursdays  10am - 12pm (open door policy on all days based on availability) 


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Liberty University  Higher Education Administration: Educational Leadership  2022 
DrPH  SUNY Downstate Medical Center  Doctor of Public Health - Community Health Sciences  2019 
MS  University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey  Health Systems  2008 
BS  York College - CUNY  Physician Assistant Studies  2008 
BS  York College - CUNY  Medical Technology  2004 
Dr. Persaud, PhD, DrPH, PA-C, is the Program Director for the Physician Assistant Program. He is a York College alum, graduating from both the Physician Assistant program and the Medical Technology program. Dr. Persaud’s passion is to bridge the gap in healthcare disparities that exist within the poor and underserved communities, and the positive progression of untenured faculty members in Higher Education was the focus of each of his doctoral dissertation research. Dr. Persaud has published in several peer-reviewed journals on various topics and continues to seek opportunities that will positively impact society.

Areas of Expertise

Physician Assistant
Public Health
Higher Education
Online Education
Clinical Laboratory Science

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Persaud, H; Herel, J; Brugna, R. "A focus on Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) in PA Programs– Increasing the applicant pool." Journal of Allied Health. Vol. 52 : Issue 2 June 2023: 83-86.

Persaud, H; Yuan, J; Herel, J & Beckerman, B. "The Feasibility of Self-Directed POCUS Training in Physician Assistant Education." World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB). Vol. 1 : Issue 1 Published online first on 3/15/2023: .

Persaud, H & Overton, J. "Factors Associated with Prostate Cancer Screening Among Indo-Guyanese Men." Journal of the National Medical Association. Vol. 115 : Issue 1 February 2023 (Online First on 12/19/2022: 46-52.

Persaud, H. "Raw Garlic Consumption and an increased risk of bleeding." Journal of Herbal Medicine. Vol. 32 March 2022 (Online first 1/14/2022): .

Persaud, H & Yuan, J. "Prostate Cancer Screening Behaviors Among Indo-Guyanese." Cancer Causes & Control. Vol. 33 : Issue 2 February 2022 (Online first 11/13/2021): 241-248.

Persaud, H. "THE CULTURE FACTOR: The Effects on Healthcare Decisions Among Guyanese Men." Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. Vol. 14 : Issue 1 April 5, 2021: 70-78.

Persaud, H; Yuan, J; Afable, A; Bruno, D. "Barriers to Prostate Cancer Screening Among Indo-Guyanese." Journal of Community Health. Vol. 46 : Issue 3 June 2021 (Online first 9/22/2020): 591-596

Persaud, H & Brugna, R. "Uncommon Diagnosis in a patient with near syncope and abnormal ECG." The Nurse Practitioner. Vol. 45, Issue 9 September 2020: 10-13.

Beckerman, B & Persaud, H. "Nutmeg Overdose: Spice Not So Nice." Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Vol. 46 October 2019: 44-46.

Persaud, H & Chung, W. "A Severe Case of Neutropenia Secondary to Clopidogrel." Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences. Vol. 4, Issue 2 September 2018: 144-146.

Graffeo, J & Persaud, H. "Aortic Regurgitation." Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Vol. 30, Issue 8 August 2017: 47-48.

Persaud, H. "Multiple Myeloma." Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Vol. 28, Issue 7 July 2015: 47-48.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Remote vs In-Person: Content Delivery in the Didactic Year " October 2022: Poster Presentation at the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) 2022 Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY. Winning poster in the Education category..

" A Focus on Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) for Physician Assistants (PA) " Nov 2020 to April 2021: Poster Presentation at the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) 2020 Conference - Virtual On-Demand Session.

" The Physician Assistant Profession " 3/14/19: Presented at the Roger Bacon Scientific Honor Society at St. John’s University, Queens Campus.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Winning Poster in the Education Category - New York State Society of PAs (NYSSPA) 2022 Conference: October 2022.

Nominated by the Dept of Health Professions at York College / CUNY for the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Rising Star 2020 Award: October 2020.

Received the Samuel Kavaler, MD and Florence Kavaler, MD Award for General Excellence – SUNY Downstate Medical Center – Sixteenth Annual School of Public Health Awards: May 2019.

Recognition for Contribution to Online Learning and Technology - York College (CUNY) - SHSPP Committee on Online Learning and Technology: 4/26/17.

Outstanding Preceptor – St. Francis Hospital, the Heart Center, Annual Mid-Level Provider Awards: 10/20/2016.

Distinguished Adjunct Assistant Professor - York College (CUNY) Department of Health Professions – Dean’s Inaugural Adjunct Appreciation: 3/16/2016.


PSC-CUNY Enhanced Grant - ENHC-54, Supporting Students’ success on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam Through a Structured Board Review Course.. Applied on 12/10/2022: Not funded.

Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI) by the Mellon Foundation and CUNY, Category #9 - Faculty Research Grants for Senior Colleges. 8/19/2022: $8000.

Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI) - CUNY, Category #7 - Faculty Support for Publications. 8/19/2022: Not funded.

PSC-CUNY Grant - TRADA-52-31, Needs Assessment for Point of Care Ultrasonography in the PA curriculum. 9/14/2020: Not funded.

PSC-CUNY Enhanced Grant - ENHC-51-41, Incorporation of Ultrasound in the PA curriculum. 12/12/19: Not funded.

PSC-CUNY Enhanced Grant - ENHC-50-2, Doctoral Research - (Grant #: ENHC-50-2. 9/13/18: Not Funded.

Drs. Alicia and Madu Rao’s Scholarship, For Research in Public Health – SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Awarded 9/28/2018: $450.

York College - CTLET, York Faculty Hybrid Course Development Program. Awarded 1/31/2018: $1,000.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Public Health in Africa - Published by Pagepress Publications: November 2022 - Current.

Peer Reviewer for the Journal, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications - Published by Springer Nature: April 2022 - Current.

Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Physician Assistant Education - Published by Wolters Kluwer: January 2022 - Current.

Peer Reviewer for the Tropical Doctor - Published by Sage Journals: June 2021 - Current.

Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Public Health - Published by Springer Publishing Company: September 2020 - Current.

Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved - Published by the John Hopkins University Press: October 2020 - Current.

Peer Reviewer for the 2020 Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Education Forum Proposals: 3/9/20 – 3/30/20.

Faculty Coach/Co-Captain for York PA students to participate in the NYSSPA Jeopardy - competition across all PA Programs in NY State – Won 2nd Place: October 26, 2019.

Chapter Reviewer - Chapter 2 for Men's Health in Primary Care by Drs Ryan Mallo and Susanne Quallich - Scheduled to publish February 2021: June 2019.

Coordinated and prep York PA students to participate in the NYSSPA Jeopardy - Competition across all PA Programs in NY State: October 6, 2018.

Participate in the Interprofessional Education Workshop - Collaboration between York College and Department of Health & Mental Hygeine: Summer 2018 (6/26/18 and 6/28/18).

Unpublished Book Review for the Publisher Elsevier. Conducted an in-depth review of the pre-revision copy of the textbook: Ballweg et al: Physician Assistant, 6e - ISBN-13: 978-0323401128: 5/30/2018.

Completion of "Faculty Skills 101" Workshop conducted by the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA): 10/23/17 to 10/25/17 in Denver, Colorado.

Completed "Preparation for Teaching Online: A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty" - Conducted by the CUNY School of Professional Studies: 10/23/17 to 11/5/17.

Completed the Certified Blended Learning Designer course offered by University of Central Florida: 2/27/17 to 3/29/17.

Completion of Professor 101 – Faculty Development Program: 5/11/2017.

Developed and Implemented an Asthma Management Intervention Program for Diaspora Community Service (a non-for-profit) organization serving the low socioeconomic population of Downtown Brooklyn. The intervention was delivered to the youth of Diaspora, focused on medication adherence and decreased hospitalization related to asthma: 1/2015 - 4/2015.

International Medical Mission – providing free medical care to the underserved people of Brandon Hill, Clarendon in Jamaica, WI: 7/13/14 – 7/20/14.