AAPA Research

AAPA supports research on the PA profession by conducting original research, monitoring PA compensation and benefits, and writing about the profession, as well as providing support to PAs interested in research.

Publications, Data Briefs, & Bibliographies

Did you know that the responses you provide to surveys are shared via research publications, News Central articles, and extended data briefs? Find all publications from the past six years along with bibliographies and other resources in one place.

Data Requests & Research Support

AAPA’s Research department has a wealth of research leadership and analytical capacity. Find out how to get help if you need a specific statistic on the PA profession and how to access data, field surveys, and collaborate with the Research Team.

ePoster and Research in Action

We have opened the call for research submissions to AAPA 2021. Research in Action is due on 12/13/2020 and ePosters on 1/6/2021. For this year only, research will not be required to be complete prior to submission.

All Of Us

AAPA and the PA Foundation are partnering with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program to raise awareness about the importance of participation in research.

PA Observations

PA Observations is a new service that pairs students, researchers, and organizations with PAs who want to share their experiences.


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