School of Science
Allied Health 119
Theresa V. Horvath
Associate Clinical Professor and Director, Physician Assistant Program
Theresa Horvath practiced as a physician assistant in family medicine for 15 years before becoming a physician assistant educator in 1998. She has directed four other physician assistant programs before joining Marist in 2019. She has represented the physician assistant profession to US Health Resource Service Administration (HRSA) and National Health Service Corps (NHSC) from 2007-2014.Ms. Horvath also served on the Board of Directors of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) from 2011-2012. Since 2002, she has been a site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
MPH, Hunter College, City University of New York
BS, Physician Assistant Studies, City College of New York
BA, Sociology - Ramapo College of New Jersey
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
Social determinants of health, community movements in health care, population-based health
Pomeranz, H, Horvath, T. Increasing diversity and eliminating health disparities. JAPAE: October 2017 - Volume 28 - Issue - p S43–S48
Honda, T, Horvath, T. (2017) Inner-City Health Care. (Chapter 45) Ballweg, R, Brown, D, Vetrosky, D, Ritsema, T. Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice, 6th edition. Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia.
Horvath, T, Pomeranz, H. (2013) Population-based Practice (Chapter 41). Ballweg, R, Sullivan, EM, Brown, D, Vetrosky, D. Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice, 5th edition. Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia.
Pathman, DE; Crouse, BJ; Padilla, LF; Horvath, TV; Nguyen, TT. (Sept-Oct 2009). American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Expansion and Streamlining of the National Health Service Corps: A Great Opportunity for Service-Minded Physicians. JABFM, 22(5); 582-4.
October 26, 2017 Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum, Denver. CO. Grassroots Efforts for State and Federal PA Legislation: A Primer.
October 13, 2016 Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum, Minneapolis, MN. Beyond Flexner: Social Justice in Medical Education.
October 6, 2013. New York State Society of Physician Assistants, Tarrytown, NY. The Affordable Care Act. What is in store for Patients, PAs and the Nation?
October 12, 2012. New York State Society of Physician Assistants, Tarrytown, NY. National Health Service Corps: Scholarship and Loan Repayment Opportunities.
April 7, 2010. David Rogers Health Care Colloquium, Weill Cornell Medical School, New York. University, NY. The Health Initiatives of the Young Lords Party: How a group of 1960s radicals made health a revolutionary concern.
March 11, 2010. New Directions in American Health Care: Innovations from Home and Abroad. Hofstra University, NY. The Health Initiatives of the Young Lords Party.
November 7, 2009. Physician Assistant Education Association Conference, Portland, OR Primary Care 101: Opportunities for Collaboration (with HRSA BHP-Division of Medicine and Dentistry Chief Daniel Mareck).
August 11, 2009. Health and Human Services Summit: The Health Care Workforce Crisis: The Future of Primary Care in Rural and Urban America, Washington, D.C. Innovative Community-Based Practice: Community Oriented Primary Care: A workable model for physician assistant education.
October 30, 2008. Physician Assistant Education Association Conference, Savannah, GA Balint Groups: Helping Students Integrate and Manage Difficult Patient Interactions.