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Nadia Miniclier Cobb, PA-C, M.S.

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Languages

  • English
  • German

Clinical Details

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Bio

As a physician assistant, Nadia has worked in a variety of settings, including an inner city ER, family practice, occupational medicine and refugee health.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Family and Preventive Medicine - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Physician Assistant Program
Board Certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Human Resources for Health
  • Physician Assistant Analogs Globally
  • Transformative Education

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Family and Preventive Medicine - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Physician Assistant Program
Board Certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7766 U of U, DFPM
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Nadia M. Cobb MS, PA-C is the director of the Office for the Promotion of Global Healthcare Equity (http://medicine.utah.edu/dfpm/physician-assistant-studies/opghe/), in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies, in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Nadia continues her work within the Physician Assistant Program (http://medicine.utah.edu/physician-assistant-program/index.php) as the director of the Friday Clinical Experience. She has worked for the Physician Assistant Program since 2002. She is passionate about the global (local, international) community, health workforce education and policy. In 2014 she was named Humanitarian of the Year by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. (https://youtu.be/WiUklTgJFZM) She was also recognized as a Utah Healthcare Hero by Utah Business Magazine in 2014.

She was invited to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) on a technical working group to develop the Global Evaluation Toolkit for Health Workforce Education, which will help member states evaluate the current status of health workforce education as well as lay out a transformational roadmap for them in the future. The Toolkit and the results of the global survey will be presented at the World Health Assembly at the United Nations/Geneva in 2016. As a moderator on the WHO Transformative Education for Health Professionals website (http://whoeducationguidelines.org) she is coauthoring cases with in-country experts to raise the awareness of the ‘physician assistant’ type workforce that exists in over 47 countries globally. "Findings from a survey of an uncategorized cadre of clinicians in 46 countries- increasing access to medical care with a focus on regional needs since the 17th century" (http://www.longwoods.com/content/24296) is the first study of it's kind, bringing to light the accelerated medically trained clinicians and the vital part of the health workforce that they represent.

Clinically as a physician assistant, Nadia has worked in a variety of settings, including an inner city ER, family practice, occupational medicine and refugee health.

She is actively involved within the University of Utah, serving on the Global Health (Health Sciences Center) Steering Committe, Interview Committee for the School of Medicine, Service Learning Designation Committee through the Bennion Community Service Center, as well as a member of the Interdisciplinary Credentialing Committee.

On a national level she has served the Physician Assistant Education Association on the International Affairs Committee, as well as a liaison for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. She is a member of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, Physician Assistant Committee. She received the Utah Association of Physician Assistants Humanitarian award in 2008 and 2011 for her work in Ghana.

Her work developing the clinical service rotation in Ghana, West Africa, in collaboration with their Ministry of Health, College of Health- Kintampo and the KNUST Medical School, led to the University of Utah School of Medicine to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the College of Health - Kintampo in 2011. For eight years she annually led teams of PA students and school of medicine faculty to teach the only CME seminar in the country for the Ghanaian PAs.

Most recently Nadia was asked to join the Physician Assistant Taskforce for the National Initiative for Allied Health Sciences under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India. She is leading the collaboration with Amrita University and the Univeristy of Utah PA Program in the development of a primary care based curriculum for the physician assistants in India.

Locally, she continues her focus on interdisciplinary clinical training as she works with the family medicine residency program to continue to develop opportunities for team learning in geriatric and family medicine settings. Nadia is in the dissertation phase of her PhD – with expected completion in 2016.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Professional Other University of Utah
Physician Assistant
P.A.
Graduate Training University of Colorado
Kinesiology
Master's
Undergraduate University of Colorado
Neuroscience
B.A.
Doctoral Training Trident University International
Health Sciences
Ph.D.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Cobb, N, Meckel, M, Nyoni, J, Mulitalo, K, Cuadrado, H, Sumitani, J, Kayingo, G, Fahringer, D (September 15, 2015). Findings from a Survey of an Uncategorized Cadre of Clinicians in 46 Countries--Increasing Access to Medical Care with a Focus on Regional Needs since the 17th Century. World Health Popul, 16(1).
  2. Stoesser, K, Miniclier Cobb, N (November 2014). Self-treatment and informal treatment for depression among resident physicians. Fam Med, 46(10), 797-801.
  3. Saffel-Shrier, S, Gunning, K, Lehman, W, Van Hala, S, Farrell, T, Egger, M, Miniclier, N (2012). Residency Redsign tp Accomodate Growing Trends in Geriatric Care: Use of an Experimental RC-FM Waiver to Establish a Patient-Centered Medical Home in an Asissted Living Facility. Fam Med, 44(2), 128-31.
  4. Miniclier N, Antwi J, Adjase ET (2009). "Educating for Service": The MA Profession in Ghana. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 20(3), 44-47.
  5. Davy KP, Miniclier NL, Taylor JA, Stevenson ET, Seals DR (1996). Elevated heart rate variability in physically active postmenopausal women: a cardioprotective effect? Am J Physiol, 271(2 Pt 2), H455-60.
  6. Post K, Heron C, Miniclier N, Bickford-Wimer P (1991). Effects of Long-term Deprenyl Treatment on Motor Performance and Motor Learning on F344 Rats. Age (Omaha), 14, 137.
  7. Palsdottir, B, Barry, J, Bruno, A, Barr, H, Clithero, A, Cobb, N, Maeseneer, J, Kigule-Malwadde, E, Neusy, AJ, Reeves, S, Strasser, R, Worley, P (In Press). Training for Impact: The socio-economoic impact of a fit for purpose health workforce on communities. Human Resources for Health.
  8. Essack, S, Worley, E, Wheeler, E, Fisher, J, goiana da Silva, F, Bruno, A, Adjase, ET, Gordon, D, Grant, J, Cobb, N, Zangaro, G (In Press). Concept Paper: Global toolkit for Evaluating Health Workforce Education: Transforming the Health Workforce in support of Universal Health Coverage. Acad Med.

Letter

  1. Stoesser, K, Cobb, N (2015). Reply to "Self treatment and informal treatment for depression among resident physicians" [Letter to the editor]. Fam Med, 47(6), 486-487.

Abstract

  1. Cobb, N, Bailey, R, Abraham, EV, Lusale, D, Lear, S, Apperly, S (Janaury 2015). Expanding Health Equity through the Mobilization of Non-Physician Clinicians: Five Continent Examples [Abstract]. Prince Mahidol Awards Conference 2015: Global Health Post 2015 -Accelerating Equity.
  2. Cobb, NM, Adjase, ET (2/29/14). Building Capacity in a Vital Health Workforce: Continuing Professional Development for the Mid-Level Providers of Ghana [Abstract]. Prince Mahidol Conference 2014: Transformative Learning for Health Equity.
  3. Kennedy, W, Miniclier, N, Hudak, N (2013). Reciprocity and Global Health: Sustaining an International Health Elective Rotation [Abstract]. 2013 PAEA Education Forum.
  4. Guning K, Saffel-Shrier S, Lehman W, Miniclier N, Farrell T (10/17/2010). Developement of a novel medical home: an interporfessional teaching clinic in an assisted living faciltiy [Abstract]. Pharmacotherapy / American College of Clinical Pharnacy 2010 Annual Meeting, 30(10), 435e.
  5. Miniclier N, Keahey D (2006). The University of Utah Physician Assistant Program's Model of Clinical Experience During the Didactic Year for Physician Asssistant Students. (Poster Abstracts from the PAEA 2006 Annual Education Forum-Quebec City, Canada, Ontario) [Abstract]. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 17(4), 34-35.
  6. Miniclier N, Goldgar C (2006). Comparison of student self-evaluation to faculty evaluation of summative OSCE performance- after immediate feedback by faculty. Poster Abstracts from the PAEA 2006 Annual Education Forum- Quebec City, Canada, Ontario [Abstract]. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 17(4), 27-28.
  7. Bickford PC, Heron C, Rose GM, Miniclier N, Poth K, Lin AM-Y, Friedmann M, Gerhardt GA (1992). The effect of long term deprenyl administration on behavior and brain funciton in aged rats [Abstract]. Soc Neurosci, 18, 904.

Other

  1. Miniclier N (2008). Ghana Clinical Medicine Experience Open to Utah PAs. Utah Academy of Physician Assistants Newsletter. (1, p. 4). Utah Academy of Physician Assistants.

Report

  1. World Heatlh Organization, Technical Working Group (May 2015). Toward Universal health coverage: a global evaluation toolkit (GET) for health workforce education; Protocol for implementation 2015. Geneva: World Health Organization.
  2. Eight thematic working groups group 4 Dare, L, Phoya, A, Campbell, J, Cobb, N, Dare, S, Day-Strik, F, Ofafore, T, KElman, E, Krech, R, Palsdotttir, B, Quain, E, Teoreira, H, Tulenko, K (5/1/15). Health Workforce 2030: Towards a global strategy on human resources for health; synthesis paper of the thematic groups (0042-9686). Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. Mulilima, C, Meckel, M, Cobb, N (June 2015). Malawi's Medical Assistants & Clinical Officers - the base of health care in Malawi [Web]. World Health Organization, Transformative Education for Healthcare Professionals Website.
  2. Rahman, SM, Cobb, N (May2015). Bangladesh's Sub-Assistant Community Medical Officer [Web]. World Health Organization, Transformative Education for Healthcare Professionals Website. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/bangladesh’s-sub-assistant-community-medical-officer.
  3. Maung, NS, Soe, HZ, Cobb N (3/15). Myanmar's Health Assistants: Serving Rural Communities [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Healthcare Professionals website. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/myanmar’s-health-assistants-serving-rural-communities.
  4. Pemba, S, Meckel, M, Cobb, N (2/15). The United Republic of Tanzania's Clinical Officers and Assistant Medical Officers [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Healthcare Professionals Website. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/united-republic-tanzania’s-clinical-officers-and-assistant-medical-officers.
  5. Multak, N, Cobb, N (1/15). Feldshers in the Ukraine [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Healthcare Professionals website. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/feldshers-ukraine.
  6. Conteh, A, Sumitani, J, Cobb, N (1/15). Sierra Leone's Community Health Officers [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Healthcare Professionals website. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/sierra-leone’s-community-health-officers.
  7. Kayingo, G, Ekol, EJ, Ssewankambwe, N, Nalugo, S, Meckel, M, Cobb, N (2015). Uganda's Clinical Officers [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/uganda’s-clinical-officers.
  8. Multak, N, Cobb, N (2015). Feldshers in the Ukraine [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/feldshers-ukraine.
  9. Conteh, A, Sumatani, J, Cobb, N (2015). Sierra Leone's Community Health Officers [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/sierra-leone’s-community-health-officers.
  10. Talker, R, Cobb, N (2015). Healthcare on the Navajo Reservation - a Navajo Physician Assistant [Web]. World Health Organization Transformaitve Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/healthcare-navajo-reservation-navajo-physician-assistant.
  11. Orfirer, J, Cobb, N (2015). Nepal's Health Assistants [Web]. World Health Organization Transformaitve Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/nepals-health-assistants.
  12. Ireri, K, Nganga, L, Meckel, M, Kayingo, G, Cobb, N (2015). Kenya's Clinical Officer [Web]. World Health Organization Transformaitve Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/kenya’s-clinical-officer.
  13. Manana, D, MEckel, M, Cobb, N (2015). Clinical Officers in the Republic of South Sudan [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/clinical-officers-republic-south-sudan-0.
  14. Cobb, N (November 2014). The Non--Physician Clinician - the Invisible Workforce [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/blog/non-physician-clinician-invisible-workforce.
  15. Hunt, J, Cobb, N (November 2014). Street Medicine, caring for Homeless Patients Where They Are: the Physician Assistant Role [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/street-medicine-caring-homeless-patients-where-they-are-physician-assistant-role.
  16. Ngcobo, S, Cobb, N (November 2014). Caring for Communities: Training Clinical Associates in South Africa [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/caring-communities-training-clinical-associates-south-africa.
  17. Kollie, J, Cobb, N (November 2014). Liberia- where physician assistants are vital in the care of the country [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/liberia-where-physician-assistants-are-vital-care-country.
  18. Abraham, EV, Cobb, N (November 2014). Physician Assistants in India [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/physician-assistants-india.
  19. Apperley, S, Cobb, N (November 2014). Physician Associates in the United Kingdom [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/ physician-associates-united-kingdom.
  20. Jones, I, Editor Cobb, N (November 2014). Physician Assistants in Canada [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/physician-assistants-canada.
  21. Lusale, D, Cobb, N (November 2014). Zambian Associate Clinicians [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/zambian-associate-clinicians.
  22. Meckel, M, Ahmed, N, Cobb, N (December 2014). Physician Assistants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/physician-assistants-kingdom-saudi-arabia.
  23. Adjase, ET, Cobb, N (December 2014). The Physician Assistant Profession in Ghana [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/physician-assistant-profession-ghana.
  24. Bushiaja, E, Meckel, M, Cobb, N (December 2014). Rwanda's Health Officers [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/rwanda's-clinical-officer.
  25. Tekeste, S, Meckel, M, Cobb, N (December 2014). Ethiopia's Health Officers [Web]. World Health Organization Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Available: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/ethiopias's-health-officers.

Poster

  1. Stoesser, K, Weir, P, Farrell, T, Cobb, NM (May 2013). Assessment of Efficacy of a Novel Template for a Patient-centered Medical Home Rotation. Poster session presented at 46th STFM Annual Conference, Baltimore.
  2. Lehman, W, Saffel-Shrier, S, Gunning, K, Farrell, T, Miniclier, N (April 2011). Development of Geriatric Skills Sets to Enhance Learning in an Innovative Geriatric Longitudinal Experience Setting. Poster session presented at STFM Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  3. Coombs, J, Walton, O, Miniclier, N, Jones, A (May 30, 2011). A Geography Lesson for In- State and Out-of-State Rotations. Poster session presented at AAPA 39th Annual Physician Assistant Conference, Las Vegas.
  4. Nadia Miniclier, MS, PA-C, Olivia Walton MS, PA-C, Susan Saffel-Shrier MS, RD, CD, Wilhelm Lehmann, MD, MPH, Karen Gunning, PharmD, Tim Farrell, MD (2010). An Interprofessional Training Approach in a Long-Term Care Facility. Poster session presented at Western Group on Educational Affairs. (AMA sponsored) April 2010 Annual Conference, , CA, Pacific Grove.
  5. Fahringer D, Ditoro R, Miniclier N, Allison D, Strand J, Thomsen K, Lisowski V, Heitzman L (2009). The Global Development of Physician Assistants. Poster session presented at International Forum of PA Educators, Sunyani, Ghana.
  6. Fahringer D, Ditoro R, Miniclier N, Allison D, Strand J, Thomsen K, Lisowski V, Heitzman L (2009). The Global Development of Physician Assistants. Poster session presented at PAEA Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
  7. Miniclier N (2008). Ghana: Clinical Medicine Service Elective. Poster session presented at Global Health Education Consortium, Sacramento, CA.
  8. Miniclier N, Houchins H (2008). Interdisciplinary Health Care Team Perceptions of Each Other in an International Rotation. Poster session presented at Global Health Education Consortium, Sacramento, CA.
  9. Allison D, Boudreaux-Milligan J, Catanzaro R, DeGarcia D, Fahringer D, Leger M, Miniclier N, Pedersen K (2008). The Global Development of Physician Assistants. Poster session presented at Global Health Education Consortium, Sacramento, CA.
  10. Coombs J, Miniclier N (2007). The Relationship Between the Core Competencies as Measured by OSCEs in the Second Year and Specific Task Areas on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam PANCE. Poster session presented at Physician Assistant Education Association Education Forum, Tucson, AZ.
  11. Miniclier, N, Houchins, H (2007). Interdisciplinary Health Care Team Perceptions of Each Other in an International Rotation. Poster session presented at Physician Assistant Education Association Education Forum, Tucson, AZ.

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