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Patricia Lichiello

Affiliate Instructor, Health Services



MA   University of California Los Angeles, 1988   (Urban Planning)

Contact Info


voice:   206-525-3804

Health policy research; policy design, implementation, and practice; health policy communication

  • HSERV 559   (eMPH)
    Public Policy and the Public's Health

Hannon PA, Harris JR, Sopher CJ, Kuniyuki A, Ghosh DL, Henderson S, Martin DP, Weaver MR, Williams B, Albano DL, Meischke H, Diehr P, Lichiello P, Hammerback KE, Parks MR, Forehand M. Improving low-wage, midsized employers' health promotion practices: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Aug;43(2):125-33.  PMID: 22813676

Harris JR, Cheadle A, Hannon PA, Forehand M, Lichiello P, Mahoney E, Snyder S, Yarrow J. A framework for disseminating evidence-based health promotion practices. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012 Jan;9:E22. Epub 2011 Dec 15.  PMID: 22172189

Harris JR, Martin D, Lichiello P, Ahmed F, Friedman C, Williams B. Community vaccinators in the workplace. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Jun;17(6):1134-5.  PMID: 21749793

Harris JR, Lichiello PA, Hannon PA. Workplace health promotion in Washington State. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jan;6(1):A29. Epub 2008 Dec 15. Erratum in: Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Apr;6(2):A80.  PMID: 19080035    PMCID: PMC2644614

Felland LE, Lesser CS, Staiti AB, Katz A, Lichiello P. The resilience of the health care safety net, 1996-2001. Health Serv Res. 2003 Feb;38(1 Pt 2):489-502.  PMID: 12650377    PMCID: PMC1360896

Washington State APIN
Washington Center for Nursing
PI:   Baldwin           Dates:    8/15/2012 - 8/14/2014

Washington State Eldercare Workforce Assessment

Patricia is the co-investigator, in partnership with the William D. Ruckelshaus Center, on this $50,000 project to examine eldercare workforce capacity in Washington State. Phase I involves developing a baseline understanding of eldercare workforce capacity concerns within the state, and assessing stakeholder interest in creating a statewide coalition to address eldercare workforce issues. [1/2013-6/2014]

Partnership to Reduce Psychiatric Rehospitalization

Patricia is the principle investigator on this $100,000 subcontract with the Washington Community Mental Health Council. The work includes developing, implementing, and facilitating a 14-month curriculum for community mental health agencies to support them in creating, testing, and evaluating quality improvement interventions to reduce psychiatric rehospitalization among Medicaid-enrolled adults. The project is funded by the WA State Department of Social and Health Services through a DHHS Adult Medicaid Quality grant. Additional partners include the WA State Health Care Authority and Rutgers University. [5/2013-12/2014]

Shaping Policy for Health

Patricia is a nationally certified trainer for Shaping Policy for Health™ (SPH), a five-part health policy curriculum administered by the Directors of Health Promotion and Education and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and user fees. SPH is a nationwide effort to support public health practitioners and their partners in enhancing their policy knowledge and skills. [9/2010-9/2014]

Safe Table Forums

Patricia is the director of the Health Policy Center's Safe Table Forums. These forums bring together stakeholders in Washington's health system for informed discussion on timely, often challenging, topics from multiple perspectives. They offer a safe table, an honest broker, and balanced information.