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Rebecca Rebman, Ph.D., PA-C, is a clinical assistant professor and the program director in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. She is a physician assistant whose area of interest includes preventive care in women and adolescents, health behavior theory and motivational interviewing. She was awarded the 2015 Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Don Pedersen Research Grant for her work on motivational interviewing pedagogy in physician assistant students. Prior to beginning her appointment as faculty at the School of Health & Human Sciences, Rebman was the physician assistant in the Student Health Center at DePauw University where she provided preventive and urgent care to students and established sexual health education curriculum for first-year students. Rebman was the recipient of the 2015 IUPUI School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) Emerging Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2017 IUPUI SHRS Emerging Excellence in Service Award. In 2018 she was inducted into the Indiana University Chapter of Pi Alpha, the physician assistant national honorary society. In 2018 Rebman was honored with the PAEA Rising Star Award, which recognized Rebman for her cumulative work in PA educations for the past five years. Rebman graduated from Denison University with a B.A. in Biology in 2002 and from Rutgers University with a M.S. in Physician Assistant in 2005. She earned her doctorate in Health Behavior from Indiana University.
Rebman has been serving as program director since 2014. Under her leadership the department earned their 10-year accreditation-continued status. Rebman serves on the Indiana University Interprofessional Education Academic Steering Committee.
Rebman was awarded the following grants:
Indiana University Health Career Opportunity Program, Health Resources and Services Administration, $1,941,099 September 2015–August 2018.
“Evaluating pedagogical approaches to Motivational Interviewing in Physician Assistant education,” Don Pedersen Research Grant, Physician Assistant Education Association. $3,675.November 2015–October 2017.
Ethicon Educational Grant, suturing workshop supplies provided in-kind. June 2014.
“Enhancing clinical reasoning skills in physician assistant students”, IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning Curriculum Enhancement Grant, $5,000.
Rebman was an invited presenter at the 2013 and 2017 Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants Annual CME conference presenting on USPSTF Preventive Care Updates & Determinants of Health and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, respectively.
Rebman co-presented a poster session on her Motivational Interviewing work at the 2017 Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum entitled “Evaluating pedagogical approaches to Motivational Interviewing in Physician Assistant education.”
Rebman currently teaches in the following Master of Physician Assistant Studies courses:
Clinical Medicine for PA I Infectious Disease module (instructor)
Clinical Medicine for PA II Gastroenterology and Rheumatology modules (instructor)
Clinical Medicine for PA III Women’s Health module (instructor)
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (course director and instructor)
Clinical Rotation: Women’s Health (course director)