Elyse Watkins, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA is an Associate Professor for the Lynchburg DMSc program. She teaches in PA 960 Evidence Based Research and Performance Improvement in Clinical Practice, and PA 940 Global Health Issues. She graduated from The George Washington University’s PA program in 1993. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology and a Master of Science in Health Care Management. She earned her Doctor of Health Science with a concentration in Global Health from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. She was a National Health Service Corps Scholarship recipient and fulfilled her commitment to practice in a Central California migrant clinic in 1995. The majority of her clinical career has been spent working in ob/gyn in the Central Valley of California and has completed medical missions to Guatemala and Tanzania.
Dr. Watkins has worked full-time in PA education since 2012. She is currently an adjunct professor at Florida State University where she teaches the women’s health module. She works clinically per diem for Wake Forest Baptist Community Physicians in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She speaks at state, regional, and national CME conferences on women’s health topics, has published several articles in JAAPA, and has written two books and one chapter in peer-reviewed clinical books. She is active in local, state, and national PA organizations. She has also worked with several state and regional organizations to advocate for greater utilization of PAs in obstetrics and gynecology practices.