Kristen Will completed her undergraduate work in Biomedical Sciences at Western Michigan University in 1995 and her Physician Assistant training at Midwestern University, Downers Grove Campus in 1997. She then completed her Master’s in Health Professions Education in 2001 at Midwestern University, Glendale Campus. From 2001-2015, she worked clinically in the Division of Hospital Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to her experience in Hospital Medicine, she practiced in Cardiovascular Surgery and primary care. Along with her clinical duties, she was the Program Director of the Mayo Clinic in Arizona Post-graduate PA Fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine and Assistant Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She also served on the Mayo Clinic Arizona Education Committee.
Ms. Will also developed and led a large interprofessional workgroup at Mayo Clinic and also currently serves on the ASU Interprofessional Education Workgroup team. Additionally, she is the immediate past President of the Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs and a member of the steering committee for the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE), an ACGME affiliate organization.
In her role at ASU, Ms. Will serves as the Director of Health Solutions Executive Education in the College of Health Solutions and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Science of Health Care Delivery graduate program. Ms. Will’s research interests encompass Interprofessional Education, Health Care Delivery, Team-Based Care Models and the patient experience.