Dr. Jennifer Eames serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Lynchburg DMSc program. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Physician Assistant Studies and her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska with a concentration in infectious disease. Dr. Eames also obtained her doctoral degree in health science from Nova Southeastern University to further her career as a PA educator.
She has practiced clinically for over 16 years in gastroenterology, family medicine, and infectious disease. Dr. Eames served as a faculty member, admissions director, and vice-chair of the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch prior to founding the PA program at Hardin-Simmons University.
As a published author in both educational and professional journals, she is passionate about educating the next generation of PAs. She is also passionate about serving her fellow man and has participated in mission trips to the Texas-Mexico border multiple times and traveled to Central and South America for service learning experiences with her PA and medical students. Dr. Eames serves on committees and councils at both the state and national level for PAs including being the current treasurer for the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and one of twelve educators nationally to write the prestigious Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating Assessment Tool (PACKRAT) exam – given to thousands of PA students each year across the country.
For leisure, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two adult children.