Brenda Quincy

Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Gerald L. Francis Center 215
2087 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
bquincy@elon.edu (336) 278-6844

Brief Biography

Dr. Quincy came to Elon on June 1, 2011 to accept the role of Academic Coordinator for the newly developing Department of Physician Assistant Studies.  In this capacity, she has worked closely with the Program Director and other faculty in the development of the curriculum and preparation for provisional accreditation.  In January of 2013, she will have teaching responsibilities in the first year of the program as the charter class begins. Prior to joining Elon, Dr. Quincy was an Associate Professor in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies at Shenandoah University.  Her previous clinical experience includes working full-time for 15 years as a Physician Assistant in Family Medicine.  She has a PhD in the Health Sciences with an International Health concentration from Trident University International, a Master of Public Health from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She enjoys helping students develop clinical reasoning skills through case-based learning as well as teaching the principles of evidence-based medicine and epidemiology.  Her research interests are varied, including health outcomes in developing countries as well as educational research. In 2006, Dr. Quincy was awarded the Physician Assistant Education Association's New Faculty Award for Professional Excellence and in August, 2009 was chosen as the Focus On Leadership recipient by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Education

University of Wisconsin- Madison:  BS in Physician Assistant Studies

The George Washington University: MPH (epidemiology concentration)

Trident University: PhD in Health Sciences (International Health concentration)

Employment History

Elon University: 6/2011- present

Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA: 5/2005 - 6/2011

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD: 6/2004 - 5/2005

Rocky Mount Family Medical Center, Rocky Mount, NC: 10/1990-4/2003

Iola Clinic, Iola, WI: 10/1989-9/1990

Veterans Administration Medical Center, Danville, IL: 5/1988-9/1989

Leadership Positions


Chair, Elon University School of Health Sciences Curriculum Committee

Research

Earlier this year, Dr. Quincy published the first manuscript from a project examining the diagnostic accuracy and acceptability of self-collected human papillomavirus tests compared with cytology for cervical cancer screening in Leon, Nicaragua.  She is currently working on a possible collaboration with a researcher from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to continue HPV self-sampling research in Alamance County.

Current Projects

Currently Dr Quincy is collaborating with other PA faculty to further develop course materials for the charter class, entering January of 2013.

 

Grants Awarded

Faculty Development Grant, Shenandoah University, September 2009- received a grant for $2000 to assist with dissertation research expenses

Faculty/Student Collaborative Scholarship Fund, Shenandoah University, September 2007- received a grant for $2000 to assist with travel costs for poster presentation at annual education forum

Physician Assistant Foundation Global Outreach Program-received a grant for $4,300 to assist in the costs for a Shenandoah University medical mission trip to Leon, Nicaragua, May 2006.

Publications

Kaminski, B. Infectious Diseases. In: Miller AA & Simon AF, eds. Appleton & Lange Review: Physician Assistant. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2007

Millikan, A.M., Weber, N.S., Niebuhr,D.W., Torrey,E.F., Cowan,D.N., Li,Y., Kaminski,B. (2007). Evaluation of Data Obtained from Military Disability Medical Administrative Databases for Service Members with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder. Military Medicine, 172(10), 1032-1038.

Quincy, B., Archambault, M., Sedrak, M., Essary, A., Hull, C. Basic Skills Workshop for physician assistant educators: Effects of participation on perceived mastery of teaching skills and job satisfaction. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 23(3), 12-20.

Quincy, B.  Infectious Diseases. In: Miller A., Carlson R., and Simon A. (eds). Appleton and Lange’s Review for the Physician Assistant, 6th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2010

Quincy, B.L., Turbow, D.J., Dabinett, L.N. (2012). Acceptability of self-collected human papillomavirus specimens as a primary screen for cervical cancer. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 32(1), 87-91.

Quincy, B.L., Turbow, D.J., Dabinett, L.N., Dillingham, R., Monroe, S. Diagnostic accuracy of self-collected human papillomavirus specimens as a primary screen for cervical cancer. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in press.

Quincy, B. L. (2010).Acceptability and Diagnostic Accuracy in Cervical Cancer Screening: Self-collected Human Papillomavirus testing versus Liquid-Based Cytology (Doctoral Dissertation)Available at ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database.  (AAT 3414058)

Ragan, P., Quincy, B. (2012). Evidence-Based Medicine: Its Roots and Its Fruits. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 23(1), 35-38.

Zuniga S, Kaminski, B. (2008). Readiness to change: Perceptions about weight loss. Advance for Physician Assistants, 16(5), 41-44.

Presentations

Poster Presentations

Kaminski B, Siegfried L. The Effect of an International Experience on Physician Assistant Student Attitudes toward Working with Underserved Populations, Physician Assistant Education Association 2007 Annual Education Forum, Tucson, AZ, October 2007.

Carlson R, Kaminski BL. The Predictive Ability of Didactic Phase Mean Exam Scores on PACKRAT Performance in First Year PA Students.Physician Assistant Education Association 2007 Annual Education Forum, Tucson, AZ, October 2007

Quincy, B., Turbow, D., Dabinett, L. Acceptability of self-collected human papillomavirus specimens as a primary screen for cervical cancer. Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, Elon University, April 24, 2012

Zuniga, S. Kaminski, B. Readiness to change: Perceptions about weight loss. American Academy of Physician Assistants 2008 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2008

       Peer Reviewed Presentations

Miller, A. Welbourne, A., Quincy, B. Dress Codes: Impact on Students and Faculty. Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum, Baltimore, MD, October 201

Carlson, R., Schempp, A., Quincy, B., Trompeter, J., Abraham, K. An     Interprofessional Approach to International Missions. Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum, Baltimore, MD, October 2010

Quincy B, Turbow D, Dabinett, L. The acceptability of self-collected human papillomavirus specimens as a primary screen for cervical cancer.  South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 73rd Annual Meeting, February 2011.

Invited Presentations

Quincy B, Preston, E.Nicaragua 2008 Medical Mission, presented at Creative Scholarship Day 2009, Shenandoah University

Archambault M, Hull C., Klocko D., Quincy B., Sedrak M., White S. Building Resources for Faculty Development. Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2011

Professional Activities

Dr. Quincy currently serves on the Conference Curriculum Subcommittee and the Grant Review Subcommittee of the Research Institute of the Physician Assistant Education Association and chairs the FDI Research Subcommittee. She is also a co-editor of the Evidence Based Medicine feature for the Journal of Physician Assistant Education.

Service Activities


Dr. Quincy serves as a member of the Study Away Committee and the chair of the Curriculum Committee for the School of Health Sciences.

Personal Information

Dr Quincy is married and has two stepchildren.  She and her husband reside in Burlington, NC.

Awards

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, Shenandoah University, May 2009

      Shenandoah University Board of Trustees Resolution of Appreciation, October 200

      New Faculty Award for Professional Excellence, Physician Assistant Education Association, October 2006.

            American Academy of Physician Assistants Focus On Leadership, August 2009