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Lisa Huggins Oxendine

Associate Professor
Clinical Medicine
Southern Africa Methodist University


Dr. Oxendine earned a B.S. in Mathematics with a Computer Science track and M.A.Ed. in Mathematics Education from UNC-Pembroke. In 1995, she completed the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Physician Assistant program. She is a nationally certified physician assistant and is recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. In 2014, she received the degree of Doctor of Public Health in Health Administration from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her dissertation was titled, “Critical Factors Related To Communication Of Nutrition Information Targeting Lumbee Women In Robeson County, NC”. Dr. Oxendine’s clinical experience includes eighteen years in Pediatrics (Children’s Health of Carolina Corporation) and over a year in Family Medicine (Robeson Family Practice). Her leadership experiences include serving as Executive Director of the Children’s Health of Carolina Foundation and as a member of the NC Institute of Medicine Task Force on Early Childhood Obesity Prevention. She has written and self-published three books, received the NC Society of Historians D. T. Smithwick Newspaper/Magazine Award, and her works are cited by other organizations. Her writing projects include collaboration with the The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest University. She has spoken at events such as the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Symposium, American Indian Conferences, Prayer and Evangelism Conferences, and the UNC Minority Health Conference. Dr Oxendine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travel and serving in key leadership roles in her local church.

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Clinical Medicine, Health Care

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