Kristine Prazak-Davoli graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook Physician Assistant program in 2002. Her clinical career began in general surgery, and from there, she practiced vascular surgery, orthopedics, and gynecologic oncology. Her experience in gynecologic oncology has developed her interest in palliative medicine and end-of-life care. Her research focuses on ways to enhance end-of-life care education across the health professions. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and New York State Society of Physician Assistants.
Professor Prazak-Davoli has served as the Director of Admissions and is currently the Director of Didactic Education and Assistant Chair of the Department of PA Studies.
Recent Projects and Research
- Prazak-Davoli, Kristine A. "During this Time of Uncertainty" Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Accepted for publication.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Prazak, Kristine A. "Introduction of Virtual Patient Software to Enhance Physician Assistant Student Knowledge in Palliative Medicine." Journal of Allied Health 46.4 (2017): 71E–76E.
- Prazak, Kristine A., and Melissa Fazzari. "Health professions students' attitudes toward death and caring for dying patients." The Journal of Physician Assistant Education 27.4 (2016): 180–186.
- Prazak, Kristine, and Jessica Gahres. "Ovarian cancer: practice essentials." Physician Assistant Clinics 1.3 (2016): 479–487.
- Prazak, Kristine A., Paula E. Lester, and Melissa Fazzari. "Evaluation of physician assistant student knowledge and perception of competence in palliative symptom management." Journal of Allied Health 43.4 (2014): 69E–74E.
- Prazak, Kristine A. "A puzzling lymphadenopathy." Journal of the American Academy of PAs 26.9 (2013): 57–59.
- Prazak, K., Gahres, J. American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference May 2016, Platform Presentation: Uterus, Cervix, Tubes, and Ovaries...Oh My! What You Need to Know About Gynecologic Malignancies.
- Prazak-Davoli, K. New York State Society of Physician Assistants Fall 2016 CME Conference Poster Presentation: Use of Virtual Patient Software to Enhance Physician Assistant Student Knowledge and Competence in Palliative Medicine and End-of-Life Care.
- Gelblat, R., Migliore, K., Walsh, M., Wolfson, J., Prazak, K. American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference May 2016, Poster Presentation: What do 18–26-Year-Olds Know About Human Papillomavirus and Its Associated Risks?
- Prazak-Davoli, K., Lester, P., Fazzari, M. 2014 Physician Assistant Education Association Education Forum Poster Presentation: Palliative Symptom Management: Identifying Curricular Needs for Physician Assistant Students.
- Prazak, K.A. Ovarian Cancer: Why Does It Continue to Elude Us? New York State Society of Physician Assistants, Fall 2013 CME Conference.
Courses Taught at New York Tech
- PHAS 600 Advanced Anatomy
- PHAS 623 Clinical Skills II
- PHAS 640L Behavioral Medicine
- PHAS 695 Women's Health
- PHAS 680 Clinical Decision Making
- PHAS 622 Clinical Skills I
- PHAS 627 Clinical Skills III
- PHAS 651 Research II
- PHAS 752 Research III
- PHAS 753 Research IV
Professional Honors and Awards
- School of Health Professions Dean's Recognition Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship, 2014–2015
- 2015 TLT Grant Award for "Use of Virtual Patient Software to Enhance Physician Assistant Knowledge and Competence in Palliative Medicine and End-of-Life Care"
- Grant Consultant, Allen Foundation Award, Web based Nutrition Education for Health Profession Students, 2014–2015