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Gregory H. Frazer, Ph.D., FASAHP

Dean
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Dean's Office

Rangos 308
Phone: 412.396.5303

Education:

Ph.D., Health Education and Administration, Southern Illinois University, 1982
M.A., Health Science and Sociology, Ball State University, 1979
B.A., Forensic Studies, Inidana University, 1977
Bio

Gregory H. Frazer, Ph.D. FASAHP is in his 12th year of service as the Dean and Professor of the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University where he is administratively responsible for programs in Athletic Training, Health Management Systems, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology, and a PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences. In addition to his academic appointment, Dr. Frazer has served for the past four years as the University's Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) to the A-10 and the NCAA. He was recently appointed to a three-year term on the NCAA's Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Dean of the Victor F. Spathelf College of Allied Health Sciences at Ferris State University. Dr. Frazer has also held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Central Florida, Old Dominion University, Indiana State University, and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Frazer has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in health law, health care management, health program planning, health policy analysis, and research design and evaluation. Dr. Frazer received his Ph.D. in health education and administration from Southern Illinois University and master's degrees in Sociology and Health Science from Ball State University. He is a national speaker and published numerous articles and refereed abstracts in the areas of occupational stress and quality of life. He is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) where he also served a six-year term on the ASAHP Board of Directors, serves on the Boards of Directors for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the Accreditation Review Committee on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), as well as the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). He has been a national and international specialized accreditation site-visitor. Dr. Frazer also served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). as well as the EMS Educators Credentialing Service, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation/Coro Pittsburgh Health Sciences Fellowship Board, and the Board of Directors for Life's Work, Inc.

Dr. Frazer was one of eight individuals selected nationally to participate in the inaugural Coalition for Allied Health Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. and was one of 20 participants in the National Healthcare Leadership Institute in Washington, DC sponsored by the Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions and the Gallop Organization. He serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Allied Health, American Journal of Health Behavior, International Journal of Interpersonal Care, and The Health Educator: Journal of Eta Sigma Gamma, and has served as a strategic planning and marketing consultant to for-profit and not-for-profit health care facilities and universities.

Scholarship

Book Chapter

Frazer, G.H., Kukulka, G. and Richardson, C. (1988). An assessment of professional opinion concerning critical research issues in health education. In J.H. Humphrey (Ed.),Advances in Health Education: Current Research, 1, 27-42.

Published Articles

Ruple, J.A., Frazer, G.H., and Bake, W.A..(2006). Commonalities of the EMS education workforce in the United States. Prehospital Emergency Care: Journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians, 10 (2), 229-238.Ruple, J.A., Frazer, G.H., Hsieh, A.B., Bake, W.A., and Freel, J.(2005). The state of EMS education research project: Characteristics of EMS educators. Prehospital Emergency Care: Journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians, 9 (2), 203-212.Frazer, G.H., Brown III, C.H. and Graves, T.K. (1998). A longitudinal assessment of quality of life indicators among selected cancer patients. Journal of Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement, 2, 40-47

Frazer, G.H., Brown III, C.H. and Graves, T.K. (1998). An assessment of quality of life indicators among selected patients in a community cancer center. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 19, 241-262.

Maihafer, G.C., Frazer, G.H., & Berger, A. (1998). Factors related to patient satisfaction and interactions with physicians. The Health Educator, 29 (2), 23-31.

Matus, J.C. and Frazer, G.H. (1996). The determinants of hospital CEO satisfaction. Health Care Supervisor, 15, 41-60.

Brown-Harvey, J., Frazer, G.H., and Youmans, K.G. (1995). A comparison of two theories of resistance to innovation in baccalaureate-level health information management programs. Topics in Health Information Management, 12, 123-135.

Prior, S.L., Frazer, G.H. and Sterling, D.A.M. (1994). Scotchgard effects on pesticide removal from farmers' work clothing during laundering. Occupational Hygiene: Risk Management of Occupational Hazards, 1, 167-175.

Frazer, G.H. and Sechrist, S.R. (1994). A comparison of occupational stressors in selected allied health disciplines. The Health Care Supervisor, 13(1), 53-65.

Sechrist, S.R. and Frazer, G.H. (1992). Identification of stressors in radiologic technology. Radiographic Technology, 64, 97-103.

Also published as excerpts in Wavelength, 1992, 4(3), 1, 8-9.

Also published as excerpts in RT Image, 1993, 6(3), 20-22, 34.

Frazer, G.H.
and Echternach, J. (1991). The response of physical therapy students to stress indicators in two educational programs. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 5, 72-77.

Sechrist, S. and Frazer, G.H. (1990). Identification and ranking of stressors in nuclear medicine technology. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 1 8, 44-48.

Frazer, G.H., Kukulka, G., and Spear, R. (1988). An assessment of health promotion needs and interests among a Black inner-city population. The Health Educator, 20, 21-26.

Kohn, J. and Frazer, G.H. (1986). An academic stress scale identification and related importance of academic stressors. Psychological Reports, 59, 415-426.

Frazer, G.H.
and Gold, R. (1985). Connotations of health education related journals to their readers. Education and Psychological Research, 5, 165-180.

Also published in ERIC: Resources in Education (RIE), Document Number SP 002 329 (Abstract Number ED 230 517).Frazer, G.H., Kush, R. and Richardson, C. (1984). Research questions in health education: A professional evaluation. Journal of School Health, 54, 188-192.

Frazer, G.H.
, Kush, R. and Richardson, C. (1983). Research questions in health education: A professional evaluation. The Health Educator, 15, 3-6.

Frazer, G.H.
(1983). An analysis of research published in health education related journals: May 1980 - May 1981. Health Education, 14, 52. Also published in ERIC: Resources in Education (RIE), 1982, Document Number SP 020 062 (Abstract Number ED 215 979).

Klein, D. and Frazer, G.H. (1983). A values approach to the study of death education. Illinois Journal of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 18, 11, 14.


Study Abroad

This program gives students the opportunity to tour public and private hospitals, outpatient clinics, and public health facilities and interact with clinicians and health care personnel. During the trip, students have have opportunities to compare and contrast the European, Chinese and African healthcare systems to the US system and discuss how patient care can be impacted.

Dr. Frazer has developed this program and has led students on the 3 week experience to the following locations:

2012 - China (10 students)
2011 - China (22 Students)
2010 - Tanzania, Rome and Tunisia (13 Students)
2009 - Tanzania, Rome and Tunisia (16 Students)
2008 - Tanzania, Zanzibar, and South Africa (17 Students)
2007 - Hungary and South Africa (15 Students)
2006 - Hungary and South Africa (18 Students)

Presentations

Perceptions of Health as a Concept Influencing Health Care Decisions Among Allied Health Students. Association of Schools of Allied Health Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida. 2013

Toward Transforming Applied Medical Sciences Education. 1st Conference of Applied Medical Sciences Colleges, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2012


Role of Applied Medical Graduates in Enhancing Health Status. 1st Conference of Applied Medical Sciences Colleges, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2012

Critical Thinking and Individual Decision Making Processes. Critical Decision Making During Crisis Course, National Center for Security and Preparedness, Oriskany, New York. 2012


Building an Effective Decision Making Organizational Environment. Critical Decision Making During Crisis Course, National Center for Security and Preparedness, Oriskany, New York. 2012


The Current State of Health Care Delivery in the United States. Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China-PRC. Generalist Site Visitor Workshop. A 1.5 day training for 26 individuals to be certified as generalist accreditation site visitors. 2011

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. New Orleans, Louisiana. September 11-12, 2009

Accreditation On-Site Visitors: Specialists v Generalists.  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Summer Workshop. Denver, Colorado. July 26, 2008.

Deans and Administrators Workshop (8 hours), Physician Assistant Education Association Faculty Development Institute, PAEA Annual Education Forum, Tucson, Arizona, October 24, 2007.

Helicopter Parents: Strategies for Successful interactions. Joint Meeting of the College of Health Deans, Northeast Regional Deans, and the Western Deans. Las Vegas, Nevada. July 17, 2006.

The State of EMS Education Research Project. The 2006 National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators Symposium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 9, 2006.

Perceptions of the Physician Assistant accreditation process. The 2005 Semiannual Meeting of the Association of Physician Assistant Programs, Orlando, Florida. May 29, 2005.

Perceptions of the Physical Therapy Accreditation Process. Annual Conference of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Norfolk, Virginia, October 22, 2001.

Quality of Life Indicators of Health Promotion Needs Among Selected Patients in a Community Cancer Center . Society for Public Health Education Mid-Year Scientific Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 19, 1999.

Legal Issues in Medical Office Management . The American Association of Office Nurses 1998 Annual Meeting and Convention, Orlando, Florida, September 25 & 26, 1998.

The Use of Asynchronous Methods for Internships and Student Advising . Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) 50th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 19, 1998.

Clinical Practice Stressors Among Acute Care Physical Therapists. Scientific Meeting and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orlando, Florida, June 5, 1998.


Honors/Awards

Fellow, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, October 17, 2007, San Diego, California

Member, Board of Directors, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) (2003- 2006).

Board liaison to the Accreditation Committee and Member of the Economic Impact Committee. Organized the 3rd ASAHP Summit on Accreditation, June 25, 2004, Rockville, Maryland. One of Four ASAHP representatives meeting with the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).

Member, Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation in Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (2005-2008)

Member, Board of Directors, EMS Educator Certification Services (2005-2008) (National Certification Agency for EMS Educators)

Visiting Scholar , James Madison University, Fall Semester, 2005.

Treasurer, College of Health Deans (special interest group of deans associated with the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (2001-present)

Participant, Vision 2015- Strategic Direction for the Decade .  Section on Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, Alexandria Virginia.(2005).

Member, Task Force on the State of EMS Education, Supported by the National Association of EMS Educators and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (2003-2005)

Commissioner , Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) (1998-2004)

Chair of the Physical Therapy Panel, 2001-2004, Vice-Chair 1999-2001; Vice-Chair of the Commission 2001-2004)

On-Site Evaluator, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association- 2 site visits, 2005.

Promotion and Tenure Portfolio Reviewer: 2 portfolios Florida Gulf Coast University 2005; 1 portfolio Creighton University 2004; 1 portfolio Texas State University-San Marcos 2003.

Presenter, "Degree Creep in Health Professions Education", University of Wisconsin System Board of  Regents meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, December 9, 2004. (Contact-  Dr. Ron Singer, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of Wisconsin System)

Outside Reviewer , Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services, Policy, and Research. Texas State University- San Marcos (2003).

Member, National Health Preparedness Consortium (2002-2004)

Member, Advisory Board of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation/Coro Pittsburgh Health Sciences Fellowship Program (2002-present)

Member, Board of Directors, Life's Work of Western Pennsylvania (2003-2005)