Donald L. Patrick

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I use qualitative and quantitative methods on research to improve population health through health policy, environmental modification, community mobilization, and behavior change. Reduction in health disparities through public health action requires evaluation and dissemination of information and effective interventions and policies. Students and faculty in the University and people in the Community are partners to make changes that improve health and quality of life for all
Professor, Health Services
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacy
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Sociology

Education

PhD   Columbia University, 1972   (Public Health)
MS   Columbia University, 1968   (Public Health)
AB   Northwestern University, 1966   (Psychology)

Contact Info

email:   donald@uw.edu

address:
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Rm 14-101
Seattle, WA 98195-9455

campus box:   359455
voice:   206-685-7252
fax:   206-616-3135

About

Donald Patrick was the first Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health, holding this position from 1987 to 2006. He teaches in the MPH and PhD programs in Health Services. He publishes widely on outcomes in vulnerable populations, chronic illness, health disparities, and end-of-life care. He directs the Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program funded by the National Cancer Institute. He teaches Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine. He was founding president of the International Society for Quality of Life Research. He is co-convenor of the Quality of Life Methods Group of the Cochrane Collaboration.


Outcomes in health policy and treatment effectiveness; improving end-of-life care; health behavior and health promotion; disability policy; community intervention; resource allocation

  • HSERV 592
    Biobehavioral Cancer Fellowship Enrichment


von Moos R, Body JJ, Egerdie B, Stopeck A, Brown J, Fallowfield L, Patrick DL, Cleeland C, Damyanov D, Palazzo FS, Marx G, Zhou Y, Braun A, Balakumaran A, Qian Y. Pain and analgesic use associated with skeletal-related events in patients with advanced cancer and bone metastases. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26329397
  


Edwards TC, Fredericksen RJ, Crane HM, Crane PK, Kitahata MM, Mathews WC, Mayer KH, Morales LS, Mugavero MJ, Solorio R, Yang FM, Patrick DL. Content validity of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) items in the context of HIV clinical care. Qual Life Res. 2015 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26245710    PMCID: PMC4724250
   


Fredericksen RJ, Edwards TC, Merlin JS, Gibbons LE, Rao D, Batey DS, Dant L, Páez E, Church A, Crane PK, Crane HM, Patrick DL. Patient and provider priorities for self-reported domains of HIV clinical care. AIDS Care. 2015 Aug 25:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26304263    PMCID: PMC4643852
   


Johnston BC, Ebrahim S, Carrasco-Labra A, Furukawa TA, Patrick DL, Crawford MW, Hemmelgarn BR, Schunemann HJ, Guyatt GH, Nesrallah G. Minimally important difference estimates and methods: a protocol. BMJ Open. 2015 Oct 1;5(10):e007953. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007953.  PMID: 26428330
  


Beaton DE, Terwee CB, Singh JA, Hawker GA, Patrick DL, Burke LB, Toupin-April K, Tugwell PS. A Call for Evidence-based Decision Making When Selecting Outcome Measurement Instruments for Summary of Findings Tables in Systematic Reviews: Results from an OMERACT Working Group. J Rheumatol. 2015 Sep 15. pii: jrheum.141446. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26373567
  


2013
Chair, thesis committee for Michael Meldahl
Palliative care indicators associated with nurse-rated quality of dying in the intensive care unit

Clinical sequencing in cancer: Clinical, ethical, and technological studies
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    12/1/2015 - 11/30/2016

Biobanking in Native Communities: Culturally-driven Deliberations and Consensus
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    8/1/2015 - 7/31/2016

CSER RoRC Centralized Support Coordinating Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    8/1/2015 - 3/31/2016

University of Washington Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes Discovery Center
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016

CSER RoRC Centralized Support Coordinating Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    4/1/2015 - 3/31/2016

Patient-Centered Outcomes in Infants and Young Children with Cleft Lip and Palate
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    4/1/2015 - 3/31/2020

Behavioral Health Collaborative for Rural American Indian Communities
Washington State University (WSU)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    3/1/2015 - 2/28/2016

Clinical sequencing in cancer: Clinical, ethical, and technological studies
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    12/1/2014 - 11/30/2015

Biobanking in Native Communities: Culturally-driven Deliberations and Consensus
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    9/1/2014 - 8/31/2016

Comparing Engagement Techniques for Incorporating Patient Input in Research Prioritization
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
PI:   Lavallee           Dates:    7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015

University of Washington Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes Discovery Center
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    7/1/2014 - 6/30/2019

Urethroplasty Outcomes Development
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    6/1/2014 - 7/31/2014

Center for Native Population Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    5/1/2014 - 4/30/2015

Screening Mammography and Latinas: a Multi-level Intervention
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Davis           Dates:    5/1/2014 - 4/30/2015

CSER RoRC Centralized Support Coordinating Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    4/1/2014 - 3/31/2015

Behavioral Health Collaborative for Rural American Indian Communities
Washington State University (WSU)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    3/1/2014 - 2/28/2015

Clinical sequencing in cancer: Clinical, ethical, and technological studies
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    12/1/2013 - 11/30/2014

The Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Instruments in Clinical Trials
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
PI:   Devine           Dates:    8/1/2013 - 2/28/2014

Urethroplasty Outcomes Development
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    6/1/2013 - 7/31/2013

Determinants of Breast Cancer among Latinas
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Davis           Dates:    5/1/2013 - 4/30/2014

Center for Native Population Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    5/1/2013 - 4/30/2014

Long Term Outcomes of Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections for Spinal Stenosis
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
PI:   Friedly           Dates:    5/1/2013 - 4/30/2016

CSER RoRC Centralized Support Coordinating Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    3/1/2013 - 2/28/2017

Explaining the SES/Overweight and Obesity Relationship
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    3/1/2013 - 2/28/2014

Clinical sequencing in cancer: Clinical, ethical, and technological studies
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    12/1/2012 - 11/30/2013

Surveillance Trial to Increase Longevity in Lung Cancer Patients (STILL)
American College of Radiology (ACR)
PI:   Kessler           Dates:    12/1/2012 - 2/28/2013

Patient Reported Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care of Patients Infected with HIV
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013

Center for Native Population Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    5/1/2012 - 4/30/2013

Symptoms and Signs, Behaviors/Events, and Quality of Life in Girls with CPP - Self and Parent- Report
ENDO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    4/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

Explaining the SES/Overweight and Obesity Relationship
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    3/1/2012 - 2/28/2013

Behavioral Health Collaborative for Rural American Indian Communities
Washington State University (WSU)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    1/1/2012 - 12/31/2016

Clinical sequencing in cancer: Clinical, ethical, and technological studies
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    12/1/2011 - 11/30/2015

Adherence measurement across multiple chronic conditions
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Crane           Dates:    9/1/2011 - 8/31/2013

Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (SCOAP CERTN)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Flum           Dates:    11/1/2010 - 10/31/2013

Determinants of Breast Cancer among Latinas
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    4/1/2010 - 3/31/2015

Center for Native Population Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    4/1/2010 - 3/31/2015

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers: Special Interest Project Competitive Supplements (SIPS) (U48)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Patient reported outcomes in routine clinical care of patients infected with HIV
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    9/1/2009 - 8/31/2013

Explaining the SES/Overweight and Obesity Relationship
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    12/1/2008 - 11/30/2013

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control

The mission of the Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program is to train health services researchers, public health researchers, and health policy analysts in biobehavioral and outcomes research, communications, and practice outcomes as applied to cancer prevention and control. Funding for the program is made possible by a five-year training grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
http://depts.washington.edu/bcpt/


Seattle Quality of Life Group

The Seattle Quality of Life Group works to improve the health and quality of life of children, youth, and adults by:

  • advancing the development, acceptance, and use of self-reported measures of health and quality of life
  • collaborating with groups who endure health and quality of life disparities because of persisting health conditions, stigma, or unequal opportunity
  • conducting literature syntheses, research, demonstration, and evaluation projects with state of the art scientific methods to assess health and quality of life of these populations
  • promoting the use of results by decision-makers & the public.

http://www.seaqolgroup.org


Partnerships for Native Health

The Partnerships for Native Health conducts community-centered research, training, education, and outreach to improve the health and quality of life of American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
http://www.p4nh.org