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John Oliphant

Instructional Faculty and Program Director

Global Public Health
College of Health Sciences and Technology
Program Director, Global Public Health

585-475-5607
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John Oliphant

Instructional Faculty and Program Director

Global Public Health
College of Health Sciences and Technology
Program Director, Global Public Health

Education

BA, ATC, Messiah College; M.S.Ed., Elmira College; MHP, PA-C, Northeastern University; Ph.D., Niagara University

585-475-5607

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Invited Keynote/Presentation
Oliphant, John. "Practical Steps Towards Exemplary Leadership." The Canisa Project Leadership Training Workshop. The canisa Project. Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. 26 Aug. 2023. Keynote Speech.
Oliphant, John. "Global Public Health Education: Why Does Any of This Matter?" RIT and Education University of Hong Kong PhD Student Conference. RIT. Rochester, New York. 7 Jun. 2023. Conference Presentation.
Oliphant, John. "My PhD Dissertation Journey." Niagara University Research Symposium. Niagara University. Lewiston, New York. 28 Jan. 2023. Conference Presentation.
Oliphant, John B. "Short-Term Medical Missions Done Well: What Every Volunteer Needs to Understand." Monthly Meeting. Canandaigua Medical Society. Canandaigua, New York. 1 Mar. 2019. Lecture.
Oliphant, John B. and Mary Ellen Fiorille. "Medical & Dental Mission to Haiti: A Focus on Empowerment." Nursing Grand Rounds. UR Medicine Thompson Health. Canandaigua, Massachusetts. 7 May 2019. Lecture.
Oliphant, John B. "Short-Term Medical Missions Done Well: What Every Volunteer Needs to Understand." Monthly Meeting. Global Health Association @ RIT. Rochester, New York. 26 Sep. 2019. Address.
Oliphant, John B. "Practical Steps Towards Exemplary Leadership." Leadership Seminar. St. Patrick's Church. Victor, NY. 22 Sep. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Oliphant, John B. "Translating your PhD Work into Publications." Doctoral Seminar Course. Niagara University. Lewiston, NY. 3 Mar. 2018. Guest Lecture.
Oliphant, John B. "Best Practices for the Planning, Implementation, & Assessment of Short-Term Medical Mission Trips Sponsored by Institutions of Higher Education." International Society for Educational Planning Annual Conference. International Society for Educational Planning. Toronto, ON. 13 Oct. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Oliphant, John B, et al. "Educational Planning for Our Diverse Global Village During Times of Rapid Change." International Society of Educational Planning Annual Conference. International Society of Educational Planning. Toronto, ON. 14 Oct. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Oliphant, John B, et al. "Poverty, Inc.: A Post Documentary Viewing Panel Discussion on Poverty." Poverty, Inc. Documentary Showing and Panel Discussion. Global Health association @ RIT. Rochester, NY. 26 Oct. 2017. Lecture.
Oliphant, John. "Leading Short-term Medical Missions & Humanitarian Efforts in Less Developed Countries." Roads to Health Scientific Conference. Roads to Health & Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts Association. Philadelphia, PA. 8 Oct. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Oliphant, John. "An Update on Haiti: A Recap of Medical Mission in August 2016." Kiwanis Club Meeting. Farmington-Victor Kiwanis Club. Victor, NY. 28 Oct. 2016. Address.
J, Oliphant,. "Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and You Just Might Discover Your True Identity." American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference. Physician Assistant Foundation. San Francisco, California. 26 May 2015. Keynote Speech.
J, Oliphant,. "My Work in Haiti: How Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone Helped Me Discover The Real Me." Rotary Club September 2015 meeting. Rotary Club of Victor-Farmington. Victor, New York. 16 Sep. 2015. Address.
J, Oliphant,. "My Work in Haiti: How Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone Helped Me Discover The Real Me." Farmington-Victor Kiwanis Club July meeting. Farmington-Victor Kiwanis Club. Victor, NY. 10 Jul. 2015. Address.
J, Oliphant,. "Get Out of your Comfort Zone and into Global Health: Discover the Real You." The Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State Regional Conference. NPA Greater Rochester Chapter. Rochester, New York. 14 Nov. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Oliphant, John, et al. "First Aid Concepts For Teachers." First Aid Training Program For Haitian Teachers. Restore Haiti / Restoration Ministries. Jacmel, Haiti. 23-24 Mar. 2014. Lecture.
Oliphant, John. "The Effect of Ebola on Healthcare Providers in Liberia." Ebola, Fear, and Our Common Humanity: West African Perspectives on a Global Crisis. Department of African and African American Studies of The SUNY College at Brockport. Rochester, New York. 8 Nov. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Oliphant, John B. "The Physician Assistant Profession in Liberia." NCCPA Invitational Meeting for International Delegates. National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants. Washington, DC. 29 May 2013. Conference Presentation.
Oliphant, John. "Understanding Your Children's Nutritional Needs." Restore Haiti Preschool-Kindergarten Parent Educational Symposium. Restore Haiti. Jacmel, Haiti, Southeast Region. 9 Apr. 2012. Lecture.
Journal Paper
Oliphant, John B. and Jallah Kennedy. "The Physician Assistant Profession in Liberia: A Case Study in Pioneering Innovation and Resiliency." Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. (2022): TBD. Print.
Oliphant, John B. "Short-Term Medical Missions Done Well: What Every Sponsoring Institution Should Understand." Journal of Physician Assistant Education 29. 1 (2018): 58-61. Print.
Oliphant, John B. "Health Sciences Students’ Interest in and Opinions about Global Health Experiences." Educational Planning 25. 2 (2018): 33-54. Print.
Oliphant, John. "Leadership of Humanitarian Organizations Working in Less Developed Countries: A Best Practices Analysis." The Journal of Values-Based Leadership 9. 2 (2016): 58-78. Print.
J., Oliphant,. "Present: Ebola's Impact on PAs in Liberia." Clinician Reviews 25. 9 (2015): 41-42. Print.
J, Oliphant,. "PAs in Liberia: Challenges and Opportunities." Clinician Reviews 25. 9 (2015): 1-2. Web.
Oliphant, John. "Applying Kouzes & Posner's Leadership Concepts to Poverty Alleviation Work in the Developing World." Journal of Values-Based Leadership 9. 1 Winter/Spring (2016): Article 1. Print.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation or Conference Paper
Noll, Matthew E and John B Oliphant. "Hospital Administrators’ Attitudes & Opinions Regarding PAs as Candidates for Organizational Leadership Positions." Proceedings of the AAPA Conference, May 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada. Ed. Reamer L. Bushardt. Philadelphia, PA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Book Chapter
Oliphant, John. "The Musculoskeletal System." Pearls of Wisdom: Physician Assistant Exam Review, 5th Edition. Ed. Daniel Thibodeau, PA-C and Scott Plantz, MD. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. 231-264. Print.
Invited Article/Publication
Oliphant, John. "The Ebola Epidemic Hits Close to Home: Liberia's PAs on the Front Lines of Health Crisis." PA Professional. (2014). Web.
Published Game, Application or Software
Thibodeau, Daniel, et al. PAEasy - Online PA Board Exam Study Tool. Software. McGraw-Hill Medical. 2011.

Currently Teaching

GLPH-101
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to the foundational concepts of public health including the definition and history of public health, as well as the role of and strategies utilized by the public health workforce when confronting population-based health issues.
GLPH-355
3 Credits
This introductory course will evaluate the modern challenges of global health from a multidisciplinary perspective. The key concepts of global health will be discussed, including various health determinants, human rights, healthcare systems, culture’s impact on health, environmental concerns, nutrition, communicable and noncommunicable diseases, women’s health issues, child and adolescent health, injuries, natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies, poverty’s impact on health and more. Students will be expected to be active learners, lead classroom activities on certain days as part of group research project presentations, and actively participate in discussions.
PHYA-420
1 Credits
This course provides physician assistant students with an introduction to the PA profession. The course encompasses historical origins and early educational models. The course covers various professional entities; licensure, certification, accreditation, professional organizations, and medical ethics.
PHYA-710
2 Credits
This is the first of a two-course sequence which will provide the physician assistant student with opportunities to prepare a formal graduate capstone project/paper. Projects may be in the form of: clinical practice essay, PA curriculum development, medically-related community service project, in-depth medical case review, meta-analysis of specific disease / syndrome, or original medical research. This capstone project/paper will build on clinical training and enable students to build skills for life-long learning as problem solvers and critical evaluators of medical and scientific literature.
PHYA-720
2 Credits
This course will provide the physician assistant student with continued preparation of a formal graduate project for the PA Program. Projects may be in the form of: clinical practice essay, PA curriculum development, medically-related community service project, in-depth medical case review, meta-analysis of specific disease/syndrome, or original medical research. This course will culminate with the completion of the capstone project/paper which is founded in clinical experience and enables students to build skills for life-long learning as problem solvers and critical evaluators of medical and scientific literature.

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