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.

In addition to teaching courses, Prazak-Davoli is currently a member of the Academic Senate, a member of the School of Health Professions Community Committee, the Department's Academic Review Committee, and the Department's Admissions Committee. She enjoys participating in various campus community events such as Health Professions Week. She is also a guest lecturer at Stony Brook University.

Prazak-Davoli has coordinated several student activities including participation in the Ocean-to-Sound relay, a fundraising event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She is also the academic mentor for the Medical Jeopardy team that competes annually at the New York State Society of Physician Assistant Fall CME Conference.

Recent Projects/Research

  • "Health Professions Students Attitudes Toward Death and Caring for Dying Patients," accepted for publication Journal of Physician Assistant Education.

Publications

  • Prazak-Davoli, K., Gahres, J. Ovarian Cancer: Practice Essentials, Physician Assistant Clinics: Oncology Volume 1, Issue 3, July 2016, Pages 479–487
  • Prazak-Davoli, K., Lester, P., Fazzari: Evaluation of Physician Assistant Student Knowledge and Perception of Competence in Palliative Symptom Management. Journal of Allied Health: Volume 43, Number 4, Winter 2014, pp. 69E-74E(6)
  • Prazak-Davoli, K; Case of the Month: A puzzling lymphadenopathy. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: September 2013, Volume 26, Issue 9, p 57-59.
  • 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
  • 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

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 & 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

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