PA Scholarship

Faculty members in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies regularly publish in leading academic and professional journals, present at conferences, and secure grants – all with the goal of improving techniques and care practices to help improve the lives of patients. Our faculty, a majority of whom are practicing clinicians in leading hospitals and health care centers, integrate their research into the classroom and clinical settings to provide students with the most up-to-date information that will help them become better physician assistants. The scholarship and awards listed below includes MGH Institute PA students and alumni as well as faculty members. *Note: Some presentations do not have supporting links.


Mandel, D., Moody, S. (PA '23), Pan, K., Subramaniam, T., Thompson, B.B., Wendell, L.C., Reznik, M.E., Furie, K.L., Mahta, A. (2022). A quantitative model to differentiate nonaneurysmal perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage from aneurysmal etiology. Journal of Neurosurgery. Advance online publication.

Martinchek, M., McKean, M., & Merson, J. (2022). Active learning in the virtual environment. Journal of Allied Health, 51(1), 76.

Chiang, C. S., Huang, B. J., Chen. J. Y., Chieng, W. W., Lim, S. H., Lee, W., Shyu, W. C., & Jeng, L.B. (2021). Fucoidan-based nanoparticles with inherently therapeutic efficacy for cancer treatment. Pharmaceutics. 2021; 13(12):1986.

Martinchek, M., Boot, M., Danilovich, E., Huisingh-Scheetz, C., Neiman, C., & Toto, P. (2021, September 15). The synchronous, virtual functional and frailty measurement in research and clinical practice: Guidance from the literature and experts [Webinar]. Gerontological Society of America.

Galbraith, L. N., Preys, C. L., Rehm, H. L., Scheuner, M. T., Hajek, C., Green, R. C., & Christensen, K. D. (2021). Primary care providers' responses to unsolicited Lynch syndrome secondary findings of varying clinical significance. Genetics in Medicine. Advance online publication.

Boutin, M., & Murphy, D. (2021, June). The role of peer & team assessments in team-based learning [Conference session]. International Association of Medical Science Educators Annual Conference.
Waller, L., & Boutin, M. (2021, June). The need for Balint groups in physician assistant education [Poster presentation]. International Association of Medical Science Educators Annual Conference.

Zeng, I. A., PAS ’21, Martinchek, M. K., and Dwyer, P. R. (2021, May). Bilateral pulmonary embolism in a 17-year-old girl with a history of COVID-19 and oral contraceptive use [Poster presentation]. AAPA 2021 Conference.

Raphael, MPAS '21, A., & Goldsmith, A. J., Middle-Age Female with Tenosynovitis of the Extensor Hallucis Longus, Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine, 20, Article 100808. 

White, S.E., Altongy-Magee, K., Cooper, C., Hixon, J., Honda, T., Milch, C., Murphy, R., Riethle, T., Walker, L., & Berkowitz, O. (2019). Adopting graduate competencies in opioid prescribing for Massachusetts physician assistant programs: A statewide public health response. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 30, 207-213.

Merson, JR., Shehu, M. Syphilis. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2019, 32(5), 59-60.

Merson, JR, Murphy, DC. What’s causing this pregnant patient’s rash? Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2019; 32(10), 54-56.

Weinstein, A., Reidy, P., Simon, L., Makosky, A., Merson, J., Williams, R., Collin, C., Cohen, M. Developing Primary Care Interprofessional Education. The Clinical Teacher, 2018(15), 1-9.

Merson, J. Hypothyroidism. (2018). Journal of the American Academy of PAs.

Merson, J. (2018). Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 31(5), 53-54.


Merson, J., Sim, C., Clapp, M., Murphy, D. Do you TBL? Adventures in Team Based Learning.  Presented at the Physician Assistant Education Association National Conference in Washington, DC.

Cleveland, H., Durkin J., Mac, P.D., Butler, M, Churchill, A. Merson, J. Putting it into practice: volunteering at a student-faculty collaborative clinic enhances confidence of the physician assistant student.  Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2019 May 20; Denver, CO.

Merson, J., Waller, L., Paskind, L., Rufo, K., & Wilson, B. (2019). Panel on clinical education and preceptorship: A panel discussion. Panel discussion presented at the Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants 2019 Spring CME Conference, Burlington, MA.

Viveiros, M. (March 2019). Utilizing Team Based Learning to Teach Resiliency to Health Science Graduate Students. Poster presented at Team Based Learning Collaborative Annual Conference. Tampa, FL.

Mitchell, A., Reiger, S., Brandenberg, S. '18, Duarte, M., Kusner, J., Warren, K. DPT '20, Delgado, D., Gottlieb, B. & Kenney, B. (2018, May). Results of a Voter Registration Intervention at a Community Health Center in Boston, Massachusetts. ePoster at the National Conference of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Denver, CO.

Keyes, H. '18, Balgley, E., Tabar, L. NP '18 & Sullivan, K. (2018, May). Piloting an Interprofessional Student Run Clinic at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program: Education and Operations. ePoster at the National Conference of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Denver, CO.

Rand, M. '18, Merson, J., Gace, D. & Forrester, M. (2018, May). A Respiratory Enigma: Lightning Never Strikes Twice, or Does It? A Dapsone Induced Methemoglobinemia and Legionella in an Immunocompromised Patient​. ePoster at the National Conference of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Denver, CO.

Weinstein, A., Reidy, P., Cohen, M. & Merson, J. (2018, April). Learning and Working Together: Developing Interprofessional Education and Training in a Primary Care Setting. Workshop conducted at the National Conference of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Denver, CO.

Simon, L., Shea, K., McGuire, D. '18, Thatcher, E. '18, Williams, R., Merson, J., Makosky, A., Cohen, M., Reidy, P.,  Collin, C.R. & Weinstein, A. (2018, March). Creation of an Interprofessional Curriculum Within a Network of Student-faculty Collaborative Clinics. Poster presentation at the New England Regional Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Boston, MA.