Faculty & Staff at TUC

Grace  Landel

Grace Landel

College: CEHS

Department: Joint MSPAS/MPH Program

Title: Professor

Phone: (707) 638-5878

Fax: (707) 638-5893

E-Mail: glandel@touro.edu

Office: Wilderman Hall, Rm. 401

Grace Landel, PA-C, M.Ed. joined the Joint Program as Director in April of 2010. She has been a PA since graduating from the Baylor College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program in 1984. She has worked in rural and urban family practice since then. She has been in PA education since 1990 when she joined the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program. During her tenure at MEDEX she served in many roles, including Associate Program Director, Director of Diversity, Director of the Alaska Satellite, Didactic Coordinator, Clinical Coordinator, and lecturer for many courses. Ms Landel has also served the PA profession on a state, regional, and national level, having served with the Washington, Alaska, and Nebraska Academies of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), and Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). She is currently a Commissioner for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

2006    Certificate in Medical Management:  Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, and the School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle WA

1999    Master of Education: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education, University of Washington, Seattle WA

 1984   Physician Assistant Certificate, Bachelor of Science: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX

1978    Bachelor of Arts, Biology (with honors): University of California, Santa Cruz CA

2010-Present         Program Director, Joint MSPAS/MPH Program, Touro University

                            California, Vallejo CA       


2002–2010            Adjunct appointment, Department of Family Medicine, University

                            of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle WA


1990-2010             MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, 

                            Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics, 

                            School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle WA

      • 1990–1993            Satellite Curriculum Coordinator
      • 1990–2007            Lecturer
      • 1993–1994            Director, Alaska Satellite
      • 1993–2001            Assistant Program Director
      • 1994–1998            Clinical Coordinator
      • 1998–2008            Didactic Coordinator
      • 2001–2008            Associate Program Director
      • 2007–2010            Senior Lecturer
      • 2009–2010            Director of Diversity                                            


1990-1992             Seattle Midwifery School, Seattle WA

      • Fall 1990               Lecturer, Gynecology Course
      • Fall 1991, 1992     Lecturer, Physical Assessment of Women Course


1978 – 1979          University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA

      • Spring 1978     Teaching Assistant: Female Physiology & Gynecology
      • Jul–Sep 1978   UCSC Minority Biomedical Support Program Summer Workshop
      • Mar–Jun 1979 Associate in Biology, Department of Biology: Female Physiology & Gynecology

State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) Song-Brown

  • 2011-12:  Primary Care Grant for $54,536 
  • 2012-13:  Primary Care Grant for $125,060
  • 2012-13:  Mental Health Grant 2-year award for $100,000
  • 2013-14:  Primary Care Grant for $155,000
  • 2013-14:  Mental Health Grant for 1-year award for $14,958

Selected Publications:

Landel G, Robohm C, Gonzales C, Hage S, Fry J.  A commitment to diversity in the physician assistant profession.  The Advisor, Official Journal of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.  2005;25(2):36–39.

Cawley JF, Ritsema TS, Brown D, Wight C, Landel G, Orcutt V, Winsor-Lovely M.  Assessing the Value of Dual Physician Assistant / Public Health Degrees.  J Physician Assist Educ 2011;22(3):23-28. 

Landel GP, Wempe R.   Female Reproductive Disorders.  In: Auth PC Kerstein M, ed. Physician Assistant Review, 4th Edition.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012.


1982–1984         Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA)

1982–Present     American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

1985–1987         Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants (NAPA)

1987–Present     Washington Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA)

1990–Present     Physician      Assistant Education Association (PAEA)

1993– 2003        Alaska Academy of Physician Assistants (AKAPA)

1997–Present     Northwest Consortium for Clinical Assessment (NWCCA)

2001–2009         Member, Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants

2001–Present     Society of Primary Care Policy Fellows

2010–Present     Member, California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA)

2010–Present     Member, PA Leadership Summit on Oral Health

1984    Luchi Award, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX

1995    MEDEX Golden Apple Teaching Award, MEDEX Northwest, Sitka AK

1999    University of Washington Teaching Scholars Program, Seattle WA

2001    Primary Care Health Policy Fellow, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Washington DC – Policy proposal on inclusion of oral health in primary care

2012    Distinguished Alumnus Award for the School of Allied Health Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association, Houston TX

2012    PA Student Mentor Award, Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

1984–1987      Physician Assistant, Primary Care, Seward Clinic, Seward NE

1987–1990      Physician Assistant, Primary Care, McLoughlin Family Practice Group,

                      Vancouver WA

1990–2010      MEDEX NW PA Program, University of Washington, Seattle WA

1991–1992      Physician Assistant, HIV Intervention Project, King County Public

                      Health Department, Seattle WA

Jan–Jun 1992  Physician Assistant, Primary Care, 5th Ave Family Medicine, Seattle


1995–2010      Physician Assistant, University of Washington Medical Center, Family

                      Medical Center, Seattle WA

2000–2004      Provider/Preceptor, Mobile Health Van for Homeless Youth, Seattle   

                      Children’s Home/SPARX - University of Washington, Seattle WA

2004–2010      Preceptor, Aloha Inn, Students in the Community - University of


2010–Present   Joint MSPAS/MPH Program, Touro University California, Vallejo


Last Updated: 1/26/22