Debra Kimball Christie‚Äč

  • Position: PA Program Director, Director of Clinical Education
  • Department: Physician Assistant Program
  • Campus Address: Health Professions Building 2079
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Phone: 989-774-2929
  • Email:


  • Clinical Education I
  • Clinical Education II
  • Clinical Education III
  • Clinical Problem Solving
  • History and Physical

Degrees and Universities:

M.S., Physician Assistant - Central Michigan University, 2007
B.S.N., Nursing - Saginaw Valley State University, 1992

Professional Organizations:

MAPA - Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
PAEA - Physician Assistant Education Association
AFPPA - Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants


Began a career in healthcare as a nurse in 1992. Worked in obstetric units in Saginaw, MI, Austell, GA, and Mt. Pleasant, MI until going back to school in 2004. After graduating with a PA degree in 2007, Deb worked primarily in Family Practice in Mt. Pleasant. She taught lab sessions for Central Michigan University's Physician Assistant Program prior to becoming the Director of Clinical Education. Debra continues her role as a clinician once a week in Family Practice in Mt. Pleasant. 


Deb is married to her husband Ray, also a Central Michigan Employee, with whom she has three children. She enjoys spending time with her family and her beloved dog. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, watching sporting events (except for basketball) and learning new and exciting things.