Jason Hare grew up in Southwest Pennsylvania, completing a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training with a biology minor from Waynesburg University in 1998. After post-baccalaureate work at the University of Virginia in Athletic Training, he taught Special Education Biology and was the Head Athletic Trainer for Langley High School in the Fairfax County Public School System in Northern VA for 3 years prior to returning to SW PA to attend Chatham University for his Master's in Physician Assistant, graduating in 2005. Clinically, Hare worked for one year at UPMC Sports Medicine in orthopedic surgery followed by 8 years in inpatient Primary Care at UPMC WPIC. He began taking PA students for clinical education at his WPIC workplace, as well as lecturing in the University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Program in 2011, and was hired as full-time faculty as an Assistant Professor in January of 2014. Hare teaches the Clinical Medicine course series for the PA Studies Program, and Physiology and Pathophyiology for the Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science. His research interests include PA education and assessment, medically underserved populations, and he served as the Pitt PA school representative to the SAMHSA-funded SBIRT educational initiative, teaching identification and interventions in substance use disorders. Professor Hare is the creator and host of the Be Excited! Podcast on Physician Assistant education and practice. He also serves as the PA Faculty Advisor to the Pitt Interprofessional Student Board (ISB) organization, which works to help students in all healthcare fields to understand the interactions between healthcare professions with case conference events.
Awards and Honors
Physician Assistant Educator of the Year, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
Inducted to Pi Alpha, the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants