Data Requests & Research Support

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. How can we best help you?

Request for Information

If you need a specific statistic on the PA profession, have a question about research, or are looking for something other than survey support and case level data, please submit your request for information or data

Data and Survey Support

We have updated the policies for providing data and research support to PAs and PA Researchers. Please read through our Policy Guide on Data Collection, Access and Ownership to find out how we may best help you. Requests are evaluated based on several factors, including but not limited to how they fit with the AAPA Strategic Plan as well as the Research Agenda.

  • Raw data files: Do you have a research question that case-level  from AAPA data may answer?  We have our made data available to qualified researchers. Other data, not included in the documentation, may be available on a case by case basis. Submit your request for accessing case-level data.
  • Fielding your survey: Are you looking for support getting a survey into the hands of PAs and/or PA students? Submit your request for support fielding a survey. Please note that we are currently scheduling surveys for dissemination with our quarterly survey, the PA Practice Survey, in August 2021 and the AAPA Salary Survey in 2022. Alternatively, you may field the survey through PA Observations, a paid survey panel comprised of about 2,000 PAs and 400 PA Students who have expressed interest in taking surveys.
  • Request collaboration on a research project: Do you have an idea for a research project that you would like to partner with AAPA on? Submit your idea for the collaboration. Past collaborations include looking at why PAs quit their jobs, a look into PAs in urgent care, barriers students from diverse backgrounds experience both applying to and in PA school, and many more.