Raymond M Panas, PhD, MPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences


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Primary Phone: 757-874-1690

Personal Statement

Dr. Raymond Panas is a Research Health Scientist at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System working on research projects associated with mental illness and utilization of peer specialist in caregiving. For over 25 years, Dr. Panas has been working in clinical drug development for LyGenesis, RedHill Biopharma, Entera Health, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, and TAP Pharmaceuticals, and oversaw the approval of several products in the US and Europe. He has also been incremental and lead the establishment of several medical educational and information service programs. Dr. Panas also served as faculty for several online programs at Walden University, The George Washington University, and University of Liverpool (UK).


University of Pittsburgh, College of Arts and Sciences, BS, Biology & Economics, 1986
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, MPH, Community Health Services, 1991
Thesis: AID Counseling and Testing: The Concepts
Technologist of Immunology, American Society of Clinical Pathologist, 1995
Certified Clinical Research Associate, Association of Clinical Professionals, 1997
Walden University, College of Health Sciences, PhD, Public Health - Education and Promotion, 2008
Dissertation: Differences Among Subjects in a Pharmaceutical Clinical Trial as Determined by Recruitment Method


Dr. Panas research interest cover several areas but currently focus on the use of peer specialist in clinical programs and mental illness. He continues to have interest working on health education, health outcomes, and health assessments related to chronic disease, gastrointestinal disorders, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, sexual orientation and weight management.  


Dr. Panas has authored/coauthored articles for 28 peer-reviewed journals and publications. He has authored/coauthored 38 presentations for scientific congresses, conferences, and webinars of which he formally presented 22 of the presentations. He has served on 5 panel discussions for educational conferences. He has also authored/coauthored 44 posters for presentation at scientific congresses and conferences and formally presented 23 posters.


Dr. Panas received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018) by Marquis Who’s Who. He was inducted as a faculty member to Alpha Eta Honor Society (2014) and the National Society of Leadership and Success (2019). He was honored with the John Willig Award (2011) and a Community Service Award (2016) by Dignity Washington. Dr. Panas was awarded the “Educator of the Year” (2012) by the Washington Blade and appointed “Honorary Recognised Teacher” (2013) by the Institute of Learning and Teaching at the University of Liverpool. 

Raymond M Panas