Skip to main content

About Karen Graham-Burnet, Ph.D.

As a PA for over 20 years, Dr. Graham-Burnet has clinical practice experience in geriatrics, neurology, and primary care. She held faculty positions in the PA programs at the University of Toledo (2005-2009) and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2009-2021) prior to joining the developing PA Program at Cedarville University in the fall of 2021. She has taught a variety of courses in PA programs and particularly enjoys helping students develop evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning skills. Her research agenda is focused on PA faculty development and retention. Dr. Graham-Burnet is active in PA organizations at the state and national level and is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


Present Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, Cedarville University Department of Allied Health

Enter a valid date range.

Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Government Relations Steering Committee, Physician Assistant Education Association
2018 - Present Chair, Subcommittee for Poster Peer Review, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants
2010 - Present Fellow Member, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants
2000 - Present Fellow Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
2018 - 2021 Member, Society of Point Care Ultrasound
2010 - 2020 Department Editor, Journal of Dermatology for Physician Assistants
2010 - 2020 Program Liaison, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants
2016 - 2018 Secretary/Treasurer, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants
2013 - 2017 Member, Physician Assistant Education Research Council
2013 - 2015 Member, Employment Guide Committee, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants
2010 - 2012 Member, Physician Assistant Education Writing Subcommittee
2007 - 2009 Member, Physician Assistant Education Education Subcomittee
2005 - 2009 Fellow Member, Ohio Academy of Physician Assistants
2007 - 2008 Program Historian, Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History
2002 - 2005 Associate Member, American Medical Directors Association
2000 - 2005 Fellow Member, Iowa Academy of Physician Assistants
Enter a valid date range.

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - 2017
  • Article of the Year Award, Physician Assistant Education Association - 2015
  • Didactic Program Faculty Award, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse - 2011
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Toledo Department of Physician Assistant Studies - 2009
  • Award for New Faculty Excellence, Physician Assistant Education Association - 2007
  • Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, Medical University of Ohio - 2006
  • Outstanding Pain Management Award, Mercy Pain Services - 2003
  • Dennis R. Oliver Student Recognition Award, University of Iowa - 2000
  • Academic Achievement Award, Pensacola Christian College - 1998


Ph.D., University of Toledo
B.S., Pensacola Christian College
M.P.A.S., University of Iowa

Contact Information

Cedarville University
School of Allied Health and Psychology
Department of Allied Health

Journal Articles (18)

Conference Presentations (11)