Richard D. Muma, PhD, MPH, PA-C, Associate Provost and Professor of Public Health Sciences at Wichita State University. Before assuming the Associate Provost position at WSU, he served as Chair and Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Physician Assistant. Prior to joining the WSU faculty, Dr. Muma served as Chair for Saint Louis University's Department of PA Education and an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas-Galveston (UTMB), Department of PA Studies.
Muma has been very active in reshaping health profession education at Wichita State. Most notably he was responsible for developing undergraduate degrees for paramedics and health science majors, a master degree in physician assistant studies, and reorganizing the Department of Public Health Sciences to include undergraduate degrees in health services management/ community development and health science and a graduate degree in Aging Studies.
His current research focuses on healthcare workforce issues, with current projects focusing on factors influencing practice location choice among providers, evaluation of curricula for health science students focusing on issues of poverty, and low income patient perceptions regarding provider education on prevention. He has published his research in notable journals and has edited five books, three on HIV infection and two other on patient education.

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