Gerald Kayingo, PhD, PA-C
Gerald Kayingo is the director for the Master of Health Services ― Physician Assistant Studies Program and an assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Kayingo has extensive experience in scholarship, education, clinical practice and global health. His research interests relate to health systems research, specifically patient-centered outcomes, team-based care, quality and safety, health-care education, workforce studies as well as advancing rural and global health with mobile technologies. His clinical interests are in primary care settings.
Prior to his UC Davis appointment in 2014, he was a faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program and practiced at the Yale New Haven Hospital Primary Care Center in Connecticut.
He is a graduate of the Harvard Management Development Program (MDP) following a Master of Medical Science-Physician Assistant Degree at Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut and a Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology from Orange Free State University in South Africa. He completed his postdoctoral education in Infectious Diseases at Yale University School of Medicine, where he studied microbial pathogenesis, membrane transport and signal transduction.
Nationally, Kayingo serves as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Physician Assistant Education and a member of both the Commission on the Health of the Public and the national health disparities working group for the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He was recently inducted into the prestigious Uganda National Academy of Sciences. He is a recipient of several awards, including the 2016 PA Student Academy mentor award, the 2015 AAPA Research Publishing Award and the 2014 Jack Cole Society Award at Yale.