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    Christopher Paul Forest, MSHS, DFAAPA, PA-C

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentFamily Medicine
    AddressHSA Unit 7 A11 160 1000 S. Fremont Avenue
    Off Campus
    Alhambra California 91803
    Phone+1 626 457 4251
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      Christopher Forest, MSHS, DFAAPA, PA-C, is a graduate of the USC PA Program, Class of 1983. He began teaching at the program as adjunct faculty in 1990 and was brought on as full-time faculty member in 2007 with an appointment as Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine.

      He has over 15 years' experience in Family Medicine/Urgent care, working in low-income, underserved communities. He also has 10 years’ experience in pharmaceutical research in Urology, conducting over 100 randomized controlled clinical trials. Professor Forest is often invited to give presentations at local and national medical conferences.

      He is course director and teaches the Behavioral Sciences I and II courses as well as the final Capstone research project. He coached the students to victory in 5 out of 7 student medical knowledge state Challenge Bowl competitions. He reinstituted service learning as part of the curriculum, which reflects his dedication to preparing our students to work with the underserved.

      He mentors students for journal publication, works with the interprofessional Student-Run Clinic downtown near Skid Row, and serves the University as Chair of the USC Interprofessional Education Collaborative. He is currently developing the Spanish curriculum and collaborating with other faculty to develop assessment tools for interprofessional education.


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      Loyola Marymount University, Los AngelesBS05/1977PreMed Biology/Psychology
      USC Primary Care PA Program, Los AngelesPA10/1983Physician Assistant
      Touro University International, Cypress, CAMSHS05/2004Health Science
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      Physician Assistant Education Association2015Pi Alpha National Honor Society
      2008Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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      Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Grant
      HRSA U1QHP28740Sep 1, 2015 - Sep 1, 2018
      Role: Co-Investigator and Grant Steering Committee member
      Longitudinal Education to Activate Physician Assistant Students For Interprofessional Teamwork (LEAP-FIT)
      HRSA D57HP23251Jul 1, 2011 - Jul 1, 2016
      Role: Co-Principal Investigator
      Affordable Care Act: Expansion of Physician Assistant Training (EPAT) Grant
      HRSA T88HP20941Sep 1, 2010 - Sep 30, 2015
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. Hechanova RL, Wegler JL, Forest C. Exercise: A vitally important prescription. JAAPA. 2017 Mar 09. PMID: 28282302.
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      2. Lie DA, Richter-Lagha R, Forest C, Walsh A, Lohenry K. When less is more: validating a brief scale to rate interprofessional team competencies. Med Educ Online. 2017; 22(1):1314751. PMID: 28475438.
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      3. Hiller C, Wegler JL, Forest C. Osteosarcoma: Accurately diagnosing this bone-chilling disease. JAAPA. 2016 Nov 14. PMID: 27846188.
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      4. Lie DA, Forest C, Walsh A, Banzali Y, Lohenry K. What and how do students learn in an interprofessional student-run clinic? An educational framework for team-based care. Med Educ Online. 2016; 21:31900. PMID: 27499364.
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      5. Morgan CA, Byul Sarah S, Forest C. Transfusion-free treatment strategies for acute anemia in critical care. JAAPA. 2016 Aug; 29(8):38-44. PMID: 27467297.
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      6. Boucher CM, Walsh A, Forest C. Healing livers, saving lives: Hepatitis C screening in an era of cure. JAAPA. 2016 May; 29(5):20-8. PMID: 27049400.
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      7. Lie DA, Forest C, Kysh L, Sinclair L. Interprofessional education and practice guide No. 5: Interprofessional teaching for prequalification students in clinical settings. J Interprof Care. 2016 May; 30(3):324-30. PMID: 27152536.
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      8. Farzan DN, Forest C. What is causing this patient's refractory headaches and dyspnea? JAAPA. 2016 Jan; 29(1):54-6. PMID: 26704656.
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      9. Lie DA, Forest C, Walsh A, Banzali Y, Lohenry K. What and how do students learn in an interprofessional student-run clinic? An educational framework for team-based care. Med Educ Online. 2016 Jan; 21(1):31900. PMID: 28165971.
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      10. Ferrari KN, Forest C. A painful, hard mass on the ankle. JAAPA. 2015 Nov; 28(11):61-2. PMID: 26501583.
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      11. Holden A, Azimi N, Forest C. New oral anticoagulants for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. JAAPA. 2015 Nov; 28(11):28-34. PMID: 26501575.
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      12. Beedle LM, Maldonado MG, Forest C. Fighting childhood obesity one game at a time. JAAPA. 2015 Aug; 28(8):45-8. PMID: 26208016.
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      13. Lie D, May W, Richter-Lagha R, Forest C, Banzali Y, Lohenry K. Adapting the McMaster-Ottawa scale and developing behavioral anchors for assessing performance in an interprofessional Team Observed Structured Clinical Encounter. Med Educ Online. 2015; 20:26691. PMID: 26004993.
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      14. Lie D, May W, Richter-Lagha R, Forest C, Banzali Y, Lohenry K. Adapting the McMaster-Ottawa scale and developing behavioral anchors for assessing performance in an interprofessional Team Observed Structured Clinical Encounter. Med Educ Online. 2015 Jan; 20(1):26691. PMID: 28229695.
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      15. Goble C, Wegler J, Forest C. The potential hazards of barefoot running: proceed with caution. JAAPA. 2013 Mar; 26(3):49-53. PMID: 23520806.
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      16. Kaska B, Forest C. Case of the month. Marjolin ulcer. JAAPA. 2012 Apr; 25(4):69. PMID: 22506344.
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      17. Forest C. The effect of audience response systems on adult learning: evidence-based rationale and audience response systems implementation guide. J Physician Assist Educ. 2012; 23(4):54-9. PMID: 23437626.
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      18. Forest C, Goodman D, Hahn RG. Meningomyelocele: early detection using 3-dimensional ultrasound imaging in the family medicine center. J Am Board Fam Med. 2010 Mar-Apr; 23(2):270-2. PMID: 20207937.
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      19. Forest C, Padma-Nathan H, Liker HR. Efficacy and safety of pomegranate juice on improvement of erectile dysfunction in male patients with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study. Int J Impot Res. 2007 Nov-Dec; 19(6):564-7. PMID: 17568759.
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      20. Padma-Nathan H, McCullough A, Forest C. Erectile dysfunction secondary to nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy: comparative phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor efficacy for therapy and novel prevention strategies. Curr Urol Rep. 2004 Dec; 5(6):467-71. PMID: 15541217.
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      21. Albaugh J, Amargo I, Capelson R, Flaherty E, Forest C, Goldstein I, Jensen PK, Jones K, Kloner R, Lewis J, Mullin S, Payton T, Rines B, Rosen R, Sadovsky R, Snow K, Vetrosky D. Health care clinicians in sexual health medicine: focus on erectile dysfunction. Urol Nurs. 2002 Aug; 22(4):217-31; quiz 232. PMID: 12242893.
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      22. Forest C . Clinician Reviews. Optimizing Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction Using Current Guidelines and Therapies. 2001; S1:25-30.
      23. Padma-Nathan H, Forest C . The Physician Assistant Journal. Diagnosis and Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction: The Process of Care Model. 2000; S1:5-11.
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