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Denise Rizzolo

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Degree Program Ph.D. Health Services

Denise Rizzolo, PhD, PA-C is an Associate Professor at Kean University School of Nursing. She is also an Assessment & Evaluation Specialist for the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). She earned a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Rutgers University and a PhD in Health Science from Seton Hall University. Currently she will be a contributing faculty member in the PhD in Health Science Program at Walden University. Denise’s 17 years of clinical experience has focused on primary care and women’s health, treating a variety of conditions across the lifespan. Denise’s has been an educator for over 14 years working with undergraduate, graduate and PhD students. She has served on multiple committees for both the American Academy of Physician Assistants along with the Physician Assistant Education Association. Denise has served as a research coordinator for the past 12 years publishing her work with students in peer reviewed journals and at presenting during poster presentations at national conferences. She regularly lectures for state, regional and national audiences.

Education

BS, Rutgers University

MS, Rutgers University - New Brunswick , NJ

Post-master's Certificate, Seton Hall University - South Orange , NJ

Public Service

American Academy of Physician Assistants Oral Health Special Interest Group , Volunteer

Awards / Honors

nccPA Health Foundation Grant, nccPA Health Foundation, 2018

Publications

Gillespie, M., Rizzolo, D. (2018). A systems-based approach to patient care after liver transplantation. JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Wright, M. E., Rizzolo, D. (2017). An update on the pharmacologic management and treatment of neuropathic pain. JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Bagnall, P., Rizzolo, D. (2017). Bacterial vaginosis: A practical review. JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Alois, C. I., Rizzolo, D. (2017). Diabetic ketoacidosis: Heralding type 1 diabetes in children. JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Schmidt, E., Rizzolo, D. (2017). Disease screening and prevention for transgender and gender-diverse adults. JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Rizzolo, D., Leonard, D. R., Massey, S. L. (2017). Factors that Influence a Physician Assistant/Associate Student Career Choice: An Exploratory Study of Students from the United States and United Kingdom. The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association

Batson, L., Rizzolo, D. (2017). Otosclerosis: An update on diagnosis and treatment. JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Presentations

Rizzolo, D., Chiodo, T. (2017). Oral Pathology Jeopardy

Rizzolo, D. (2017). Red Flags or Late Bloomer: ASD

Rizzolo, D. (2017). Red Flags or Late Bloomer: ASD

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