Elizabeth Johnston, MS, PA-C completed a Bachelor of Science (2000) and Master of Science (2003) in Biology Education at Brigham Young University.  She served as Adjunct Facutly and as a Learning Skills Specialist at Utah Valley University and Weber State University prior to completing her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Arizona School of Health Sciences (2005).  After graduating from PA school, she worked in Family Practice with a focus on Adult and Geriatric Medicine.  She joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern in 2014.  


Brigham Young University (2000), Science
Graduate School
Brigham Young University (2003), Biological Sciences
Graduate School
A.t. Still Univ of Health Scis (2005), Physician Assistant Studies


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Development of an instrument for measuring self-efficacy in cell biology.
Reeve S, Kitchen E, Sudweeks RR, Bell JD, Bradshaw WS, J Appl Meas 2011 12 3 242-60
Rethinking exams and letter grades: how much can teachers delegate to students?
Kitchen E, King SH, Robison DF, Sudweeks RR, Bradshaw WS, Bell JD, CBE Life Sci Educ 2006 5 3 270-80
Teaching cell biology in the large-enrollment classroom: methods to promote analytical thinking and assessment of their effectiveness.
Kitchen E, Bell JD, Reeve S, Sudweeks RR, Bradshaw WS, Cell Biol Educ 2003 2 3 180-94

Honors & Awards

  • John C. Lincoln Health Auxiliary Scholarship
  • National Physician Assistant Foundation Scholarship, AAPA
  • University Graduate Assistantship, Brigham Young University
    Full tuition scholarship (2001-2003)
  • BYU Summer Scholar
    Full tuition scholarship (2000-2000)
  • BYU Trustees Academic Scholarship
    Full tuition scholarship (1994-2000)
  • Golden Nugget Scholarship
  • State of Nevada Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
  • Best Senior Paper, Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • Faculty Award, Arizona School of Health Sciences
    Award given to an outstanding senior by faculty each year
  • Rotary Club Scholarship
  • Summa cum laude, Brigham Young University
  • Washoe County Teachers Association M. Owen Memorial Scholarship