Headshot photo of Brianna Hanson, MS, MPAP, PA-C

Brianna Hanson, MS, MPAP, PA-C

  • Assistant Professor of Division of Physician Assistant Education, School of Medicine


Brianna Hanson joined the faculty in November 2016.  She is involved in curriculum development, delivering large group lectures, and acting as a small group facilitator during the didactic year. 

Brianna has a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Riverside.  Prior to becoming a PA she worked as a forensic biologist developing and validating forensic procedures for the evaluation and testing of biological materials.  She earned her Master of Physician Assistant Practice at the University of Southern California and went on to practice in internal medicine and sleep medicine.  She continues a clinical practice in sleep medicine. 

With her free time Brianna enjoys being with her family, running, and practicing her photography.

Education and training

    • M.S., 2004, University of California, Riverside
    • M.P.A., 2010, University of Southern California
  • Certifications

    • NCCPA

Areas of interest

  • Clinician and Student Well-being
  • Trauma-Informed Care



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