Adjunct Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania, 1990
B.S.W., West Chester University, 1985
Licensed Social Worker, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Medical social worker in hospital, critical care, oncology, HIV, pediatrics, pre-natal, home health, nursing home, ambulatory, and family practice residency program settings. Faculty member in physician assistant, social work, nursing, radiology technology, respiratory therapy, and family practice residency programs.
Academic and Research Interests:
Psychosocial implications of disease, Cultural Competency, Palliative Care, End-of Life Decision Making, HIV medicine, Geriatrics and long-term care, Sexual health and medicine, Bioethics, Patient Centered Medical Home.
PA Program Courses Taught:
Medical and Professional Ethics, Applied Behavioral Science
Joanne Glusman has been in health care for over 25 years. She has been part of the PA program at Philadelphia University since 1998. Currently she is social worker and faculty member of Bryn Mawr Family Practice Residency Program and is also the Palliative Care social worker at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Additionally she sees the HIV patients, providing education and support to patients and loved ones. She serves on the Schwartz Rounds committee, the Bioethics Committee, and The Palliative Care Committee, among others. She co-facilitates monthly group medical visits, as part of the Patient Centered Medical Home, co-facilitates the Intern Group, for first year residents, as well as the Patient Advisory Group.
Joanne enjoys medical education, helping to equip future providers with the skills to effectively communicate with patients. When not at work, she can usually be found relaxing with her dogs or children.