Randy D. DanielsenPhD, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA
Randy D. Danielsen, Ph.D., PA, DFAAPA, is Dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Since graduating from the University of Utah Physician Assistant (PA) Program in 1974, Dr. Danielsen has distinguished himself as a clinician, educator, author, and editor. He received his B.S. in Health Science (cum laude) from the University of Utah in 1978, his Masters in PA Studies (M.P.A.S.) from the University of Nebraska with an emphasis on Internal Medicine in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from the Union Institute and University in 2003 with an emphasis on Medical Education.
He has served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and as a board member and chairman for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). From 2010-2012 he served as the Senior Vice-President for the NCCPA Health Foundation, a 501c (3) charitable nonprofit organization that designs solutions for improving the capacity of certified PAs to impact quality and accessibility of health care delivery. Dr. Danielsen has been a Peer-Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission since 2009 and in 2014 completed the Advanced Certificate in Peer Review.