Tamara Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C

Physician Assistant Education

University of Nebraska Medical Center
984300 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4300

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Medicine, 2012 - present
Academic Visitor, St. George’s University of London Medical School, 2009 – present
Assistant Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2009 – 2012
Assistant Professor, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services 2011-2012
Adjunct Assistant Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2005 – 2009 

Post-Graduate Certificate in Medical Education – 2011 – George Washington University School of Education and Human Development
Master of Medical Science – 2001 – Emory University School of Medicine
Master of Public Health – 1993 – University of Michigan School of Public Health
Bachelor of Arts – 1989 – University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts 

Primary Teaching Responsibilities: 
Teach in pre-clinical Physician Assistant Program courses 

Scholarly Activity:
Ritsema TS, Cawley JF. Building a Research Culture in PA Education. Journal of Physician Assistant Education. Journal of Physician Assistant Education 2014;25(2):11-14.

Williams LE, Ritsema TS. Satisfaction of doctors with the role of physician associates. Clin Med April 1, 2014 vol. 14 no. 2 113-116.

Differences in the Delivery of Health Education to Patients With Chronic Disease by Provider Type, 2005–2009; Tamara S. Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C; Jeffrey B. Bingenheimer, PhD, MPH; Patty Scholting, MPAS, PA-C; James F. Cawley, MPH, PA-C; Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:130175.

Peripheral Neuropathy: Educating Patients and Providers.  Murinson BM, Ritsema TS In: Simpson DM, McArthur JC, Dworkin RH, eds.  Neuropathic Pain:  Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment  1st edition.  Oxford University Press, 2012.

Physician Assistants in the United Kingdom:  an Initial Profile of the Profession.  Ritsema TS, Paterson KE.  Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants, 2011, 24 (10): 60.

The Physician Assistant: Shifting the Paradigm of European Medical Practice?  Merkle F, Ritsema TS, Bauer S, Kuilman L. HSR Proceedings in Intensive Care and Cardiovascular Anesthesia 2011; 3(4): 255-262.

Assessing the Value of Dual Physician Assistant / Public Health Degrees.  Cawley JF, Ritsema TS, Brown D, Wight C, Lendel G, Winsor-Lovely M, Orcutt VL. Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2011;22(3):23-8.

The National Trend in Quality of Emergency Department Pain Management for Long Bone Fractures.  Ritsema TS, Kelen GD, Pronovost PJ, Pham JC.  Academic Emergency Medicine, 2007, 14(2):  163-9.

The Public Health Implications of HIV Therapy.  Ritsema TS.  Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2002, 15(4):29-39.

Targeting Quality Improvement Activities for Depression:  Implications of Using Administrative Data.  Valenstein M, Ritsema TS, Green LA, et al. Journal of Family Practice, 2000, 49:721-728.

The Effect of Insurance Coverage on the Quality of Prenatal Care.  Klinkman MS, Gorenflo DW, Ritsema TS.  Archives of Family Medicine, 1997; 6:557-566. 

Clinical Experience: 
Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2002 – 2012
Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2004 – 2010
New Song Family Health Center, Baltimore Maryland 2002 - 2003 

Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
Member, Physician Assistant Education Association
Member, Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants
Research Director, United Kingdom Association of Physician Assistants
Member, Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants 2002-2012

Hobbies/Interests:  Cooking / Baking, History, Singing 

Tamara Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C
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