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Chatham University

Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Faculty and Staff

Gabrielle Strong, MBA

Gabrielle Strong, MBA

Grant Manager
Hometown : I have lived in Pittsburgh for quite some time now but grew up in Central NYS
Joined Chatham : 01.03.2011

Personal Areas of Interest

I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, biking, reading & cooking.


Gabrielle Strong has filled the position of Remote Site Development Manager at Chatham’s MPAS Program since January of 2011. In this capacity she seeks primary care clinical rotations with providers operating in medically underserved (medical provider shortage) areas and with underserved populations (low income, migrant workers etc.) throughout the United States and its territories. She comes to the position with a work history rich in the field of social services and women’s health through research, direct care, program supervision and project development. Her background includes work with diverse populations including teens and parenting teens as well as those struggling with issues of substance abuse, homeless, intellectual disabilities and mental health. Settings include crisis and community outreach, medium security correctional facility and reproductive health clinics. Her more recent work focused on the chronically street homeless population. In her time with this group she coordinated with a vast array of community stake holders seeking innovative solutions to the multiple co-occurring disorders present in this difficult to treat (and house) population. Gabrielle has experience coordinating grants at the application, award and implementation phases on a local as well as a federal level. Coordinating agencies include Housing and Urban Development (HUD) via the local Bureau of Hunger and Housing (under the Department of Human Services), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and currently the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She has been a business owner and a member of the Board of the Liberty Extended Day Program. Gabrielle has a strong commitment to seeing that health care is readily available and accessible to all individuals, despite barriers that may be present. She believes that innovation and collaboration across discipline hold the key to breaking down these barriers.


  • MBA, Healthcare Management (Chatham University), August 2014
  • BA, Sociology, Social Services & Women's Studies (SUNY New Paltz), 1992