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Gail S. Marion, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Gail S. Marion, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-7757 | Department: 336-716-4479

Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1973
  • P.A., Wake Forest Univ School of Medicine PA Program, 1980
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1997

Board Certifications

  • National Commission on Certification of Physcian Assistants, Physician Assistant


  • Am Acad Comm Healthcare
  • Assoc Med Ed of Europe
  • Am Academy Of Physician Assist
  • N C Acad Of Phys Assistants
  • North Carolina Medical Society

NPI Number

  • 1821074519
Gail S. Marion, Ph.D.

Gail S. Marion, Ph.D.

Professor, Family & Community Medicine

Research Interests

Curriculum; Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Counseling; Physician Assistants; Students, Medical
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-7757 | Department: 336-716-4479

Recent Publications

Using standardized patient assessments to evaluate a health literacy curriculum. Marion GS, Hairston JM, Davis SW, Kirk JK.. Fam Med. 2018;50(1):52-57.

Medical student health literacy perspectives and experiences. Kirk JK, Davis SW, Hairston J, Melius K Marion GS.. J Fam Med Dis Prev. 2015;1():018.

Perceptions of culturally competent diabetes management in a primary care practice. Kirk JK, Hildebrandt C, Davis S, Crandall SJ, Siciliano AB, Marion GS.. J Cult Divers. 2014;21(1):22-28.

Are medical students aware of their anti-obesity bias?. Miller DP Jr, Spangler JG, Vitolins MZ, Davis SW, Ip EH, Marion GS, Crandall SJ.. Acad Med. 2013;88(7):978-982.

Education for Mindful Practice and Attitudes Toward Healing in geriatric care: caring attitudes program (EMPATH) [abstract]. Marion GS, Crandall SJS, Mann E, Hildebrandt CA.. Fam Med. 2013;45(Suppl 4):.

Standardized patient instructors' and physician assistant students' evaluation of diabetes counseling skills. Kirk JK, Hildebrandt CA, Davis SW, Crandall SJ, Marion GS.. J Physician Asst Educ. 2013;24(4):9-14.

Applied relaxation & applied mindfulness (ARAM): A practical and engaging approach for mind-body regulation training in medical education. McCann WJ, Marion GS, Davis SW, Crandall SJ, Hildebrandt CA.. Ann Behav Sci Med Educ. 2013;19(2):10-15.

Obesity educational interventions in U.S. medical schools: a systematic review and identified gaps. Vitolins MZ, Crandall S, Miller D, Ip E, Marion G, Spangler JG.. Teach Learn Med. 2012;24(3):267-272.

NEW lifestyle: a downloadable teaching and learning program for Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight management [tutorial]. Miller DP, Crandall SJ, Davis S, Ip E, Jamback G, Burns C, Kronner D, Marion G, Spangler JG, Vaden K, Vernon J, Vitolins MZ.. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;():ID9256.

Medical students are unaware of personal bias toward obese patients [abstract]. Miller D, Spangler J, Davis S, Ip E, Marion G, Vitolins M, Crandall S.. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25(Suppl 3):331.

Implementing smokeless tobacco instruction into medical student education: addressing the gap. Spangler J, Foley KL, Crandall S, Lane C, Walker K, MacRae M, Vaden K, Marion G.. Teach Learn Med. 2009;21(1):33-37.

Naomi Fulton: a 49-year-old African American woman with metabolic syndrome. Marion G, Hark L. In: Hark L, DeLisser H, Morrison G, eds. Achieving cultural competency: a case-based approach to training health professionals. Hoboken (NJ): Wiley-Blackwell;2009: 199-206.

Commentary: identifying attitudes towards empathy: an essential feature of professionalism. Crandall SJ, Marion GS.. Acad Med. 2009;84(9):1174-1176.

Working effectively with interpreters: a model curriculum for physician assistant students. Marion GS, Hildebrandt CA, Davis SW, Marin AJ, Crandall SJ.. Med Teach. 2008;30(6):612-617.

Utilizing implicit association testing to promote awareness of biases regarding age and disability. Archambault ME, Van Rhee JA, Marion GS, Crandall SJ.. J Physician Asst Educ. 2008;19(4):20-26.

Rhinitis. Marion GS. In: Paulman PM, Paulman AA, Harrison JD, eds. Taylor's 10-minute diagnosis manual: symptoms and signs in the time-limited encounter. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2007: 106-108.

Cultivating patient-centered communication skills training across the medical education continuum: a model for practice [commentary]. Marion GS, Crandall SJ, Celestino F, McCann W, Kirk J.. N C Med J. 2007;68(5):356-358.

Physician assistant students take the plunge. Marion GS, Van Rhee J, Hildebrandt CA, Lischke MP.. J Physician Asst Educ. 2007;18(4):48-51.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

Gail S. Marion, Ph.D.

Gail S. Marion, Ph.D.

Professor, Family & Community Medicine

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