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.

Bibliography and Resources

Learn more about Research publications both on the AAPA website as well as in peer reviewed literature as well as access the full bibliography on the PA profession.

PA Observations

Introducing a new way for PAs to get involved with research and product development! 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.

Research Archives

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