Brenda Quincy
Brenda Quincy
Department Chair, Medical Science and PA Studies

Dr. Quincy has been a physician assistant for more than 30 years.  She completed her PA education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After working clinically in Family Practice for 15 years, she completed a Master of Public Health (Epidemiology concentration) and worked for one year in epidemiology research at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. She was a faculty member in two different Physician Assistant Programs and completed a PhD in Health Sciences (International Health) prior to relocating to Indianapolis in late 2014.  

She joined the Butler faculty in the Health Sciences program in 2015. At Butler, she has taught Health Science, Healthcare & Business, Physician Assistant, and Pharmaceutical Science students. Her primary teaching assignments have involved evidence-based medicine and biostatistics. Dr. Quincy joined the Doctor of Medical Science Bridge Program in May 2021, with teaching responsibilities including DMS-BR 780 Biostatistics and DMS-BR 782 Research Design. In September 2021, she stepped into the role of department chair for the Department of Medical Science and PA Studies.

Dr. Quincy’s professional service includes membership on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Physician Assistant Education(JPAE). She has also served as a feature editor for the Evidence-based Medicine column in the journal and on the Physician Assistant Education Association’s Faculty Development Institute.  Her research and scholarly interests range from cervical cancer screening options in developing countries to issues affecting accredited PA programs. Her current interests include the impact of prenatal and early childhood trauma on the health and wellbeing of children, as well as the importance of a trauma-informed approach to care. She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in a variety of journals including the JPAE, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Advance for Physician Assistants, in addition to textbook chapters on evidence-based medicine for physician assistants and infectious disease questions for a review text for PAs.

Outside of work, she and her husband, Mike, have fostered children in North Carolina and Indiana. They have 2 feline fur babies and are actively involved in their church.

Cody Sasek
Cody Sasek
Assistant Professor – DMS Program

Cody Sasek, PhD, PA-C was appointed Program Director of the Doctor of Medical Science Bridge Program in January 2022. In this role, he leads program operations, the DMS Bridge curriculum, and program recruitment and admissions. His teaching responsibilities include several of the DMS Bridge courses as well as mentoring students in their capstone work.

Dr. Sasek has served in a variety of roles in PA education, including Director of Clinical Education for the Creighton University Physician Assistant Program immediately prior to joining Butler’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Sasek has been a PA for more than a decade and has experience in orthopedics and emergency medicine. He continues to actively practice community-based emergency medicine with CHI Health.

The educational background of Dr. Sasek includes a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2018, he completed the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Health Professions Educators. 

His research has explored the impact of competency-based assessment, specifically entrustable professional activities, on PA student motivation and learning. Dr. Sasek serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of PAs and as a member of the editorial board for the JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants. He contributes national leadership as a site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and as Chair of the Physician Assistant Education Association’s Faculty Development Mission Advancement Commission.

Outside of his professional work, Dr. Sasek enjoys spending time on his family farm in rural Nebraska, staying active, and participating in triathlons, including completing the Ironman Wisconsin triathlon in 2013.

Erin Choate
Erin Choate
Admissions & Marketing Coordinator

Erin Choate joined the program as the Admission and Marketing Coordinator in June 2022. In her role, she will support the Doctor of Medical Science Bridge Program’s student admission, recruitment, and marketing efforts. Before beginning her position at Butler University, Erin served as the Communications Specialist at the IUPUI School of Health & Human Sciences. She managed the school’s social media channels and several communications projects. She graduated from IUPUI in 2015 and studied Journalism and Public Relations. Erin lives in Fishers with her husband, Zach, and their dog, Sandy. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, yoga, and binge-watching shows on Netflix with her husband.