Rebecca L. Rebman, PhD, MS, PA-C

Rebecca Rebman

Program Director and Assistant Professor
Physician Assistant Studies

Phone: 317-278-9552
Fax: 317-278-9555

All prospective student inquiries should be addressed to

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Behavior, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant, Rutgers University (formerly UMDNJ), Piscataway, NJ
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Denison University, Granville, OH

Research & Clinical Interests

My research interest involves using the Reasoned Action Approach theoretical framework to help identify reasons why health care providers may or may not recommend certain preventive care guidelines and why patients may or may not comply with recommended guidelines, along with increasing provider competency with motivational interviewing skills used to encourage their patients to take more control of changing their health behaviors.  I am also interested in investigating predictors of student success and evaluation of program outcomes.

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 SHRS Emerging Excellence in Teaching award

Teaching Activities

  • SHRS-K501 Clinical Medicine for the Physician Assistant I: Infectious Disease module
  • SHRS-K502 Clinical Medicine for the Physician Assistant II: Gastroenterology and Rheumatology modules
  • SHRS-K503 Clinical Medicine for the Physician Assistant III: Women’s Health module
  • SHRS-K504 Clinical Therapeutics: Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease and Women’s Health topics
  • SHRS-K505 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for Physician Assistant
  • SHRS-K683 Clinical Rotation: Women’s Health

Current Appointments

My clinical interests includes preventive care, particularly in adolescents and females, gastroenterology, women’s health and autoimmune diseases.

Professional Service & Community Engagement

  • Founding Faculty Advisor for Pi Alpha National Honorary Society, Indiana University Chapter
  • Founding Faculty Advisor for Physician Assistant Student Society-Indiana University
  • Academic Steering Committee, Indiana University Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
  • Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants; past secretary and Indiana University program liaison to IAPA

Grants & Funding

  • Indiana University Health Career Opportunity Program, Health Resources and Services Administration, $1,941,099 September 2015-August 2018
  • “Evaluating pedagogical approaches to Motivational Interviewing in Physician Assistant education,” Don Pedersen Research Grant, Physician Assistant Education Association. $3,675.November 2015-October 2017
  • Ethicon Educational Grant, suturing workshop supplies provided in-kind. June 2017