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    Roderick S. Hooker, Ph.D. MBA, PA


    Roderick S. Hooker has researched the medical workforce for 30 years.  He is the co-author (with James F. Cawley) of the book: Physician Assistants in American Medicine, 2e, and has authored over 130 peer reviewed papers, six book chapters, and numerous presentations on some aspect of medical care organization and delineation of various health roles.  His latest contribution is: The United States rheumatology workforce: supply and demand, 2005-2025, Arthritis & Rheumatism (2007).  

     
    Dr. Hooker is the Director of Rheumatology Research at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and is a clinically active PA in rheumatology.  He is also a School of Medicine (Division of Rheumatic Diseases) faculty member of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas.  Rod is an annual visiting member of the Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.  

     
    Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, prior to his appointment at the University of Texas, he was at the Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest region, in Portland Oregon.  There he honed his skills in organizational research, strategic planning and policy analysis.  
    Consulting and research interests include medical care organization in various countries such as Canada, Australia, Scotland, Taiwan and the Netherlands.  He is a Planning Committee member of the International Medical Workforce Collaborative and the American College of Rheumatology Committee on the Workforce.  


    Presentation  

    The Supply and Demand of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in the U.S.

    Presentation Date

    May 24, 2007 

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