Chief, Professional Development
Karen Hills is the Chief of Educational Development for the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). She is Professor-Emeritus Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. Before joining PAEA, she was on faculty at the Duke University PA Program for 16 years having served as program director from 2013-2017. She received her master’s degree in health fitness management from the American University in Washington, DC and her PA certificate from the Wake Forest University Physician Assistant Program. Her clinical experience includes cardiology, family medicine, student health and working with patients in a substance abuse treatment facility.
Ms. Hills has successfully submitted proposals for Title VII funding where she has served as PI on projects related to faculty development, primary care enhancement and combatting the opioid crisis.