Jennifer Hofmann

Jennifer Hofmann

Clinical Professor
Director Didactic Education
College of Health Professions
Physician Assistant Studies NY
5 floor, 524


Awards and Honors

  • Office of Research, 2022, Pace University Book and Performance Completion Award
  • PAEA National Physician Assistant honor society PAEA, 2018, Pi Alpha National Physician Assistant honor society
  • Pace University CHP, 2018, Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Licensures and Certificates

  • AAPA and PANCE, PA license and certificate National certification and NYS registration to practice as a physician assistant in the state of NY


DPS, Lynchburg University, Virginia, 2021
Medical Sciences PA Education

MS, St Johns, Queens, NY, 2005
Clinical Pharmacology

BS, St Johns University, Queens, NY, 1998
PA studies and Biology

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Study tools for pharmacology for PA students
Remediation and Assessment
PA Education

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Provost’s Open Educational Resource Grants
August 2019 - December 2019. Pace University, Pace University, $1,000.00. Funded.

2016-2017 Innovation in Teaching Grants
January 2017 - May 2017. ITS-Academic Technology (ITS-AT)., Pace University, $1,750.00. Funded. Physician Assistant (PA) students must acquire and integrate extensive medical knowledge rapidly and effectively during abbreviated didactic and clinical phases of training. The average length of PA programs is currently 26.4 months with roughly 12-13 months didactic and 12-13 months of clinical training. By contrast medical school training consists of four years of preclinical and clinical parts, and completion of additional training is required before practicing as a physician. The ability to acquire and apply vast amounts of knowledge in a short time frame is essential for the physician assistant student. Although classic lecture style teaching is standard for most PA programs concept maps may provide an adaptive learning tool for PA students. Concepts maps are visually based active learning tools which allow students to graphically visualize, organize and relate large amounts of learning material. Students can generate 1-2 concept maps based on a complex topic which may be presented in 40-50 or more PowerPoint slides or several pages of reading materials. Concept maps can present general topics or themes which are further classified, distinguished and organized into smaller topics; the process of creating maps allows students to review and organize large amounts of information with visual representations which help demonstrate relationships and can facilitate critical thinking. For example the general topic of antifungal medications can be “mapped” and classified and sub classified into types of drugs by class, mechanism of drug activity, major adverse effects and indications/ contraindications. (See attached example) There is a growing body of evidence which illustrates and supports the effectiveness of concept mapping as a learning and assessment tool in medical education. (Medical Education 2010: 44: 440–44 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2010.03628)

Affordable Care Act: Expansion of Physician Assistant Training Program
2010 - 2015. Federal, $660,000.00. Funded. Increase the number of physician assistant students who plan to practice in primary care medicine upon graduation.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

BIO 347: Pharmacology I
BIO 348: Pharmacology II (Clinical)
DYS 499: Senior Year Capstone
PAS 301: Intro to Clinical Medicine I
PAS 302: Intro to Clinical Medicine II
PAS 303: Intro to Clinical Medicine III
PAS 304: Basic & Laboratory Sciences I
PAS 304: Clinical Lab Medicine I
PAS 305: Basic & Laboratory Sciences II
PAS 306: Clinical Application I
PAS 307: Clinical Application II
PAS 310: Psychosocial Medicine
PAS 311: Prof Issues/Physician Asst
PAS 312: Clinical Anatomy I
PAS 313: Clinical Anatomy II
PAS 314: Epidemiology & Preventive Med
PAS 315: Pediatrics & Addol Prim Care
PAS 316: Emergency Medicine
PAS 317: Geriatrics
PAS 505: Human Physiology
PAS 510: Psychosocial Medicine
PAS 511: Prfssnlsm and Biomdcl Ethcs
PAS 512: Gross Anatomy I
PAS 513: Gross Anatomy II
PAS 514: Epid & Evidence-Based Medicine
PAS 515: Health Prom & Dis Prevention
PAS 534: Pathophysiology
PAS 534: Pathophysiology I
PAS 535: Pathophysiology II
PAS 547: Medical Pharmacology I
PAS 601: Clinical Medicine I
PAS 602: Clinical Medicine II
PAS 603: Clinical Medicine III
PAS 604: Basic & Laboratory Sciences I
PAS 604: Lab Med & Dgnstc Methods I
PAS 605: Basic & Lab Sciences II
PAS 605: Basic & Lab Scienes II
PAS 605: Lab Med & Dgnstc Mthds II
PAS 606: Clinical Application I
PAS 606: Hlth Histry & Physcl Dgnsis II
PAS 607: Clinical Applications II
PAS 620: Research Methods/Mast Project
PAS 620: Research Methods/Masters Prjct
PAS 620: Research Methods/Mstr Project
PAS 648: Medical Pharmacology II
PAS 701: Internal Medicine Clerkship

Publications and Presentations


Bipolar Disorder: Recognizing and Treating in Primary Care Clinician Reviews. 2017 February;27(2):42-49
(2017, February). Clinicsn Reviews. Vol 27 , pages 7.

Pharmacology Today Quarterly Column

Pharmacologic Management of Dyslipidemia & Hypertension
(2014, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Advance for NP and PAs.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men
(2013, June). Advance for NP and PAs.

Pharmacologic Management of Sexual Dysfunction in Women
(2013, March). Advance for NPs and PAs.

New Weapons Against Obesity? Recent drug approvals are renewing interest in pharmacologic treatment
(2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Advance for NP and PAs.

Phytoestrogens for Menopause Symptoms
(2012, September). Advance for NP and PAs.

Systemic Vasculitis: An Update.
(2012, August). Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Statins and Increased Blood Sugar Levels: Updates on new labeling and medical literature
(2012, June). Advance for NP/PAs.

Gestational Hypertension: A Concise Review
(2012, May). Clinician Reviews.

Oral Anticoagulants for Atrial Fibrillation: Which one to choose?
(2012, May). Advance for NP/PAs.

Bladder Cancer in Patients with Type2 Diabetes: Is pioglitazone use a risk factor?
(2012, March). Advance for NP/PAs.

In women who use oral contraceptives for contraception only, is there a greater risk of harm with drosperinone (DSPR) containing oral contraceptives (Yaz,Yasmin) than with OCs containing alternative progestins?
(2011, August). Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Hormone Therapy for Menopause: A concise update of the benefits and risks.
(2011, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Advance for NP/PAs.

Probing Postpartum Depression
(2011, February). Clinician Reviews.

Gestational Diabetes: Updates on Management
(2010, November). Advance for NP/PAs.

Do thiazolidinediones increase the risk of cardiovascular events?
(2008, August). Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants..


Diabetes Medications for CDE certification course
(2018, October). NYSSPA Annual CME conference . NYSSPA ,

Concept Mapping in PA Didactic Curriculum: student experience
(2017, April 4). CHP Scholarship Day. PACE CHP,

Early Diagnostic Tools for Alzheimer’s Disease
(2016, April 08). CHP Scholarship Day . Pace CHP

Board Review for Clinical Pharmacology
(2015, June 20). Stony Brook PA Program Annual Board Review. Stony Brook PA Program ,

Spotlight Presentation at Physician Assistant Education Association’s Annual Education Forum
(2011, November). Interprofessional Education: Using The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) as a Guide To Meeting the New ARP-PA Standard. .

Presentation at Hofstra University Physician Assistant Program
(2010, May). Review of Antimicrobial Therapy for Physician Assistants. .

Online Learning in PA Education
(2009, November). Online Learning in PA Education. .

Presentation at Hofstra University Physician Assistant Program
(2009, June). Review of Antimicrobial Therapy for Physician Assistants. .

CME Presentation at Stony brook University
(2009, April). Pharmacogenomics – A Basic Introduction. .

CME Presentation at Stony brook University
(2009, April). Updates on Pharmacotherapy of Select Topics in Women’s Health. .

Primary Care Counseling for Adult Obese Patients
(1976, April 08). Pace CHP Scholarship Day . Pace CHP

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • International Society for the Study of WOmens Health [member]
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants [member]
  • The New York State Society of Physician Assistants [member, moderator]