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Lori Felker, DHSc

  • Program Director, Institute for Physician Assistant Education
Media Expertise:
  • Health Sciences

Programs I Teach


  • Doctor of Health Science, Concentration in Global Health (2017)
    Nova Southeastern University (FL)
  • Master's, Physician Assistant Studies (2011)
    University of Nebraska Medical Center (NE)
  • Certificate, Physician Assistant Studies (2000)
    Hahnemann University (PA)
  • BS, Health and Exercise Science (1995)
    Eastern University (PA)

About Me

I am a highly motivated, compassionate physician assistant with a doctorate in health science with a concentration in global health. I have had an exciting twenty year career in emergency medicine and urgent care. I am honored to be the founding director of the physician assistant program at Widener University where I can foster my passion for service learning, and community engagement. I have engaged in medical missions trips to Guatemala, Haiti, and Nicaragua to immerse myself in the health care needs of these countries. I am a distinguished member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Distinguished Alumni of the Drexel University Physician Assistant program.

Research Interests

  • Service learning 
  • Community engagement
  • Medical science
  • Global health

Media Expertise

  • Health science


  • Felker L, Felker E, Scott D. Long-standing invasive squamous cell carcinoma in a 55-year-old man. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2013;26(12):31-34. doi:10.1097/01.jaa.0000437821.53655.38.
  • Felker L. Helping hands, healing hearts: All in the family. PA Professional. 2013;5(6):28-39.
  • Felker L. Tinea. In: EMRA Antibiotic Guide. 15th ed. 2013. Emergency Medicine Residents' Association. Irving, TX.
  • Felker L. Mastitis. In: EMRA Antibiotic Guide. 16th ed. 2014. Emergency Medicine Residents' Association. Irving, TX.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants 
  • NCCPA Certified
  • Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)


  • Distinguished Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Distinguished Alumni, Drexel University Physician Assistant Program
  • Nominee Christiana Care Advanced Practice Provider Excellence Award (2019)