Bethany Grubb, MPH, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Bethany Grubb is serving her first term on the AAPA Board of Directors. She previously served two terms as a delegate in the AAPA House of Delegates representing the Texas Academy of PAs. Her leadership career extends to multiple constituent organizations including President of the Society of Dermatology PAs (SDPA), Founding Trustee and Treasurer of the Dermatology PA Foundation (DPAF), and member of the Professional Education and Development Council for AAPA.
Grubb has advocated for the PA profession nationally for two decades. She has regularly published clinical journal articles and lectured to PA and physician audiences on PA workforce issues, evidence-based medicine, and clinical practice. She has devoted her career to both advocacy and educational programs for PAs in dermatology. She practiced in a private clinical setting for 17 years, six of which she also spent serving as a Faculty Associate in the Department of Dermatology at UT-Southwestern (UTSW). Grubb has now joined the UTSW faculty full time as an Assistant Professor in the Department of PA Studies.
Grubb earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at Baylor University and a Bachelor of Science in PA Studies from UTSW. She completed a post-graduate fellowship in Dermatology at UTSW after completing her PA education. She earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She will begin studies for a PhD program in Global Leadership and Change at Pepperdine in the fall.
Grubb is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion within the PA profession and is dedicated to creating opportunities for PA student admission. Grubb has also enjoyed traveling internationally to provide medical care in the countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and South Africa.