Jean Covino

Jean Covino, DHSc., MPA, PA-C

Assistant Clinical Professor,
Coordinator of Physician Assistant Graduate Studies

Physician Assistant Program
163 William Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-618-6047
Office Hours: Please schedule via email 


Education: Professor Covino holds the following degrees: Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University, Master of Public Administration from Long Island University, Certified Physician Assistant from Bayley Seton Hospital, and Bachelor of Science from St. John's University. 

Areas of Expertise: Medical Ethics, Health Sciences, Health Policy, Medical Writing, Women’s Health/STDs

Professional Experience:  Professor Covino has 14 years of Family Practice and Urgent Care experience and 5 years of experience in Women’s Health/STDs.  She has served as Associate Professor at Pace University and at UMDNJ.  In addition, she has experience as a test writer for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), and has served as a Member of the Educational Subcommittee for the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). 

List of Publications:


Promoting Healthy Behavior: Handbook for Clinical Practice: Contributing Author (1 Chapter) Expected date of Publication November, 2010. 

101 Case Studies in Clinical Medicine: Contributing Editor, Published 2009

Primary Care Review for Physician Assistants. Contributing Author (4 chapters) Published 2000

Primary Care Review for Physician Assistants. Contributing Author (4 chapters) Published 1998

Physician Assistant PreTest: Self Assessment and Review. Published 1998.

Journal Articles:

Covino, JM., & Hofmann Ribowsky, Jennifer.  Phytoestrogens for Menopause Symptoms.  Advance for NPs & PAs.  Posted on: September 1, 2012

Covino, JM. Tobacco Dependence: How Should a Busy Clinician Intervene? JAAPA 23:22-26,2010

Covino, JM., &  Ribowsy, Jennifer. Do Thiazolidinediones increase the risk of cardiovascular events? JAAPA 21:53-54, 20081

McCormack, WM., Covino, JM, et al. Comparison of Clindamycin Phosphate Vaginal Cream with Triple Sulfonamide Vaginal Cream in the Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 28: 569-75, 2001

Cummings, MC., Covino JM, Smith BL, Ratiu ES, Draft K, and  McCormack, WM. Susceptibility of Isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to Penicillin and Tetracycline in Brooklyn, 1988-1992. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 22: 110-113, 1994

Clarke, L., Sierra, M, Daidone, B, Lopez, N, Covino, JM, and McCormack, WM. Comparison of the Syva MicroTrak Enzyme Immunoassay and  Gen-Probe PACE 2 with Cell Culture for Diagnosis of Cervical Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection in a High-Prevalence Female Population. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 31: 968-971, 1993.

Covino, JM., Smith, B, Cummings C, Benes, S, Draft, K, and  McCormack, WM. Comparison of Enoxacin and Ceftriaxone in the Treatment of Uncomplicated Gonorrhea. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 20: 227-229, 1993.

Covino, JM., Black JR, Cummings, M, Zwickl, B, and  McCormack,  WM. Comparative Evaluation of Ofloxacin and Metronidazole in the Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis. Sexually Transmitted  Diseases 20: 262-264, 1993.

Professional Presentations:

2009 – Incorporating Online Learning into PA Curriculum, PAEA Meeting, Portland, Oregon
2008 – Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, presented at the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants Conference, Princeton, New Jersey
2007 – Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, presented at the American Academy of Family Practice Physician Assistants, Las Vegas, Nevada
2003 -  An Update on Sexually Transmitted Diseases, presented at the New Jersey Sate Society of Physician Assistant Conference, Princeton, New Jersey.