Bernadette Howlett, PhD-Director of Research, Bingham Memorial Hospital, Affiliate Faculty, Institute of Rural Health, Idaho State University
Bernadette Howlett is the Director of Research for a rural Critical Access Hospital and is formerly an Associate Professor and Research Coordinator for a Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program. She is currently an Affiliate Faculty member contracted to design and teach courses in evidence-based practice as well as interprofessional practice. She has taught evidence-based medicine for nine years and was the coordinator for a Cumulative Evaluation and a Capstone Assessment Course in a Physician Assistant graduate program. She is an accomplished researcher and has a doctorate in adult and organizational learning. She is also an expert in online education.
In addition to teaching in a graduate PA program, Dr. Howlett has taught for a graduate nurse practitioner, graduate dental hygiene, and a graduate public health program. She also taught a Freshmen Seminar course for over ten years. Dr. Howlett has coordinated and designed clinical trials, has numerous publications, national paper presentations, as well as international conference presentations. She is a recipient of the John LV Bobell Award for Outstanding Dedication and Devotion to the Field of Adult Learning from the American Society of Training and Development.
Ellen Rogo, RDH, PhD-Associate Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Ellen Rogo is currently an Associate Professor in the Dental Hygiene Department at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho and was previously an Associate Professor at Fairleigh Dickinsion University, College of Dental Medicine, Division of Dental Hygiene. She has been a dental hygiene educator for more than 30 years with administrative leadership positions as the coordinator of a degree completion program and department chairperson. Her experience includes teaching courses in research methodology and evidence-based practice to undergraduate students as well as dental hygiene research, literature analysis and synthesis and thesis to graduate students. Dr. Rogo also mentors graduate students and faculty in their research, grant writing and manuscript preparation endeavors. Her accomplishments include numerous national and international presentations and publications in a variety of professional journals. In addition, several book chapters have been published and grants awarded to conduct research. Dr. Rogo has designed and conducted quantitative and qualitative research investigations on clinical and educational topics.
Teresa Gabiola (Gabby) Shelton, MPAS
A. Teresa Gabiola Shelton, MPAS, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant residing in Cache Valley, Utah. She holds a masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies, a national license to practice family medicine with the NCCPA, and is currently licensed to practice in Utah. Her undergraduate degrees are in Foreign Languages and Business.
For the past ten years, her career focus has been in the pharmaceutical and medical fields. She has combined her knowledge of medical Spanish and Hispanic culture as well as pharmacology and medical practice training for the provision of services in a family practice setting. In her current position at a rural community health center, Teresa provides health care to a population of medically underserved people in Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho