Patricia Patrick, DrPH

Westchester Institute for Human Development
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
in affiliation with New York Medical College
Cedarwood Hall
Valhalla, NY 10595
 
Phone: 914-493-8203
Email: ppatrick@wihd.org
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Last Updated: June 27, 2014

 

Leadership Administrative Staff: Director of Research and Dissemination
Primary Activity Coordinators: Research
Information/Dissemination
Discipline Coordinators: Public Health
 
Discipline(s): Public Health
Epidemiology
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council for Interdisciplinary Service
Council on Research and Evaluation

Vita/Bio

 

Patricia A. Patrick, Dr.P.H.

 

Titles/Positions

Director of Research and Dissemination, Westchester Institute for Human Development UCEDD

Previous Positions:

Epidemiologist, Assistant Scientist
Winthrop University Hospital Research Institute

Academic Faculty Appointments

Lecturer, School of Health Sciences and Practice, NY Medical College
Assistant Professor of Research Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook
                School of Medicine

Brief Resume

Dr. Patrick studied epidemiology at New York Medical College, earning an M.P.H. in 2003 and a Dr.P.H. in 2010. She taught introductory epidemiology in the College's master's program in 2006 and 2007. From 1999 to 2007 she worked as a research associate in the College's Primary Care Research Unit. During that time she collaborated in numerous clinical studies and participated in a 6-year research infrastructure development project sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The goals of the project were to strengthen research among clinicians in the disciplines of general internal medicine, general pediatrics, and family medicine. Dr. Patrick served as an epidemiologist in the Office of Health Outcomes Research at Winthrop where she was responsible for assisting clinical investigators from all disciplines with the design, implementation, and reporting of research and program evaluation projects. She also gives periodic lectures on observational research study designs.

Description of Research Interests/Activities

Since 2004 Dr. Patrick has served as the Data Manager for the New York Shaken Baby Prevention Program. The Program, funded by a grant from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, initially implemented and evaluated a multicenter shaken baby prevention initiative involving the 20 hospitals in the lower Hudson Valley region of the State. It subsequently expanded to include all hospitals with maternity services throughout the State. Dr. Patrick is responsible for data management for the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island regions.