Justine Strand de Oliveira, DrPH, PA-C, has practiced at a migrant and community health center in Colorado, providing primary care for Westinghouse Corporation’s employees and their families in Rio State, Brazil, in obstetrics and gynecology, public health, and family medicine.
She was Director of General Health Services at the Durham County Health Department from 1994 to 1997. She joined the Duke faculty in 1997, and was head of the Physician Assistant Program from 1999 to 2012. She was a 1995 Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellow, and is an emerita member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. She served as Vice Chair of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, appointed by former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala to advise the Secretary and Congress on Title VII, Section 747, which provides federal funding for education of PAs, primary care physicians and dentists, from 2000 to 2003.
She is a past president of the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation. In 2005, she was named Outstanding PA of the Year by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She was director at large of the Physician Assistant Education Association, 2003 – 2005, and served as president from 2008 – 2010. Dr. Strand de Oliveira’s research interests include population health, global health, new models of care, health care access and workforce, and the sociology of professions.