Anita Duhl Glicken, M.S.W.

Anita Duhl Glicken, MSW, Professor and Associate Dean Emerita at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, has over 35 years of administrative, research and education experience. She was a founding member and now serves as the Executive Director of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH). Since 2009, the NIIOH has been a backbone organization and national voice for the interprofessional integration of oral health into primary care. Ms. Glicken is an active member of the Santa Fe Group and immediate past chair of HRSA’s Federal Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD). She was Consultant and Chair of the Primary Care Collaborative Advisory Committee that produced the award-winning Integration of Oral Health in Primary Care Compendium. She has been a consultant to the National Academies of Medicine Oral Health Integration Workshop and currently serves on the Advisory Group for the CDC funded National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ Medical – Dental Integration Project and the Meharry University Oral Health Equity Project.

Ms. Glicken has served on several national expert panels to develop tools and resources supporting workforce research, practice, and policy, including HRSA’s National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA) on Data and Methods for Tracking, Supply, Demand, Distribution and Adequacy of the Primary Care Workforce, HRSA’s 2014 report Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice, and the Qualis Health White Paper, Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care. Past leadership roles include President of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and President/CEO of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Health Foundation, where she worked with National Center for Health Workforce Analysis to create a database on certified PA practice to inform health policy and workforce planning. A clinical social worker, Ms. Glicken’s career has focused on healthcare transformation, partnering to create innovative education and care delivery models grounded in interprofessional collaboration and health equity. She was Project Director of an American International Health Alliance PEPFAR contract to create new educational programs to build indigenous midlevel health workforce capacity in South Africa. Ms. Glicken is the author of over 100 publications in health care education, workforce and research.