The Latest Research By and About PAs

AAPA Research is now accepting ePoster proposals for AAPA 2018

Showcase your original research in at AAPA 2018 at the ePoster Session. This is your opportunity to showcase your research to the PA community. Submissions are now open through December 31, 2017 to all PA and PA student researchers.

To submit your abstract for consideration, visit

The AAPA Poster Session features original research from PAs and PA students on topics from case studies and clinical research to educational and outreach innovations.

Posters will be displayed onsite at AAPA 2018 from Friday, May 18, to Wednesday, May 23.

Select poster abstracts will be published online by JAAPA and indexed in Ovid.


NOTE: The submission process for this year has changed! Please make sure to read the Poster Session Guidelines.

AAPA 2018 Poster Session Guidelines

Questions? Email us.

AAPA-PAEA Research Fellowship

AAPA and PAEA have teamed up to show their renewed commitment to PA research with the inauguration of the PAEA-AAPA Research Fellowship.

Bibliography and Resources

Last published in late 2014, the PA Annotated Bibliography includes AAPA-reviewed literature about PAs and the PA profession.

Research Activities

Learn how to get involved with AAPA’s research and product development initiatives.

Research Archives

AAPA’s research goes back as far as the 1990s.


PA Research Team Initiative (PARTI) members take short surveys and participate in meetings, conference calls, task teams and other activities as needed.

Data Requests

AAPA’s research department has a wealth of research leadership, analytical capacity, literature and data about PAs and PA students as well as pertinent health workforce issues.