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Susan Lelacheur

Susan Lelacheur

Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Office Phone: 202-994-6831
Email: Email
Department: Physician Assistant Studies

Education

  • AA, Simon's Rock College of Bard, 1975
  • BS, George Washington University, 1980
  • BS, Howard University, 1982
  • MPH, George Washington University, 1989
  • DrPH, George Washington University, 2008

Biography

Dr. LeLacheur is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Care Sciences with more than thirty years of clinical practice, research, and educational experience. She has been a member of the GW PA Program since 1995. She is the course director for the Foundations of Medicine course and teaches on infectious disease topics throughout the curriculum. She also lectures widely on infectious disease and HIV infection. Her research interests include cultural competency and the reduction of stereotyping and bias in the clinical encounter. After several years of working in family practice in a largely Latino community, she began work with HIV clinical research in 1987 until she joined Whitman Walker Health in Washington, DC. She obtained a Masters in Public Health in 1989 and her Doctorate of Public Health in 2008.

Programs

  • Physician Assistant

Publications

View publications by this faculty member from January 1, 2013 - present

LeLacheur S, Bester V, Huggins-Oxendine L, Bradley-Guidry C, Ryujin D, Samuels K, Maldonado A, Bowen D, Himmerick K, Minority Physician Assistant Faculty: A Phenomenological Assessment of Factors Leading to Retention in the Faculty Role, (accepted for publication J Physician Assist Educ. 2019).

DiBaise M, Tshuma L, Ryujin D, LeLacheur, SF. A Descriptive Study of Perceived Discrimination, Harassment and Abuse in Physician Assistant Education. J Physician Assist Educ. 2018; 29(2): 77-85.

LeLacheur SF. (invited submission) HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis in Women, NEJM Journal Watch, Women’s Health, Feature Article, online publication 2018. Link

LeLacheur, SF. Gastroenterology, LeLacheur, SF. Gastroenterology, AAPA Comprehensive Review for the Certification and Recertification Examinations, 6th Ed., Williams & Wilkins, 2018, revised from prior editions published 1999, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2015 (book chapter)

DiBaise, M., Tshuma, L., Ryujin, D., LeLacheur, SF, A Descriptive Study of Perceived Discrimination, Harassment and Abuse in Physician Assistant Education. Accepted for publication, Journal of Physician Assistant Education 2018 (Peer Reviewed Papers)

LeLacheur, SF. Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Physician Assistant, a Guide to Clinical Practice, July 2017 (Book Chapter)

LeLacheur, SF. Cultural Competence, Physician Assistant, a Guide to Clinical Practice, July 2017 (Book Chapter)

LeLacheur, SF. Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Physician Assistant, a Guide to Clinical Practice, July 2017 (book chapter)

LeLacheur, SF. Cultural Competence, Physician Assistant, a Guide to Clinical Practice, July 2017, 5th Ed., Williams & Wilkins, 2013, revised from prior editions published 1999, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2014 & 2017

“A Phenomenological Assessment of Minority Faculty Retention.” Research presentation with SD. Ryujin and K. Samuels, Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum, Denver, CO, October 2017 (peer reviewed)

“A Descriptive Study of Perceived Discrimination, Harassment and Abuse in Physician Assistant Education.” Poster presentation with M. DiBaise, L. Tshuma, D. Ryujin, and S. LeLacheur, American Academy of Physician Assistants National Conference, Las Vegas, NV, May, 2017. Research presentation Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum, Denver, CO, October 2017 (peer reviewed)

O’Brian, TJ, LeLacheur, SF, Ward, C, Lee, NH, Callier, S, Harralson, AF, Impact of a Personal CYP2D6 Testing Workshop on Physician Assistant Student Attitudes Toward Pharmacogenetics. Pharmacogenomics, 17(4), 2016 (Peer Reviewed Papers)

LeLacheur, SF, Barnett, JS, Straker, HO. Race, Ethnicity, and the Physician Assistant Profession, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 28(10):41-45, 2015 (Peer Reviewed Papers)

Ekmekci, O., Sheingold, B., Plack, M., LeLacheur, S., Halvaksz, J., Lewis, K., Schlumpf, K., Greenberg, L. Assessing Performance and Learning in Interprofessional Health Care Teams, Journal of Allied Health, 44(4):252-259, 2015 (Peer Reviewed Papers)

LeLacheur, SF. HIV Infection: What Primary Care Clinicians Need to Know. Clinician Reviews, 24(5):38-48, 2014

Lundberg, E, Jablonover, R, Long, Y, LeLacheur, S, Stegnaro-Green, A. Assessment of Competency in Electrocardiogram Interpretation of Graduating Physician Assistant Students. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 24(4):15-18, 2013 (Peer Reviewed Papers)

Ekmekci, O, Plack, M, LeLacheur, S, Pintz, C, Halvaksz, J, Bocchino, J. Integrating Executive Coaching and Simulation to Promote Interprofessional Education of Health Care Students. Journal of Allied Health, 42(1):17-24 2013 (Peer Reviewed Papers)

LeLacheur, SF. Gastroenterology, AAPA Comprehensive Review for the Certification and Recertification Examinations, 5th Ed., Williams & Wilkins, 2013, revised from prior editions published 1999, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2014 & 2017 (Book Chapter)

Additional publications published before January 1, 2013 may be available within Himmelfarb Library's database.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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