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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, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Pharmacy
Adjunct Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Sociology


Education

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

Contact Info

email:   donald@uw.edu

office:   H670G Health Sciences Building

address:
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195

campus box:   357660
voice:   206-685-7252
fax:   206-543-3964

About

Donald Patrick currently serves the Department of Health Services as Associate Chair for Research.  He 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


Breyer BN, Edwards TC, Patrick DL, Voelzke BB. Comprehensive Qualitative Assessment of Urethral Stricture Disease: Toward the Development of a Patient Centered Outcome Measure. J Urol. 2017 May 27. pii: S0022-5347(17)74544-2. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2017.05.077. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28559007
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Lavallee DC, Comstock B, Scott MR, Avins AL, Nerenz DR, Edwards TC, Patrick DL, Lawrence SO, Bauer Z, Truitt AR, Jarvik JG. Study of Methods for Assessing Research Topic Elicitation and pRioritization (SMARTER): Study Protocol to Compare Qualitative Research Methods and Advance Patient Engagement in Research. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Sep 7;6(9):e168. doi: 10.2196/resprot.7565.  PMID: 28882810    PMCID: PMC5608987
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Edwards TC, Lavallee DC, Clowes AW, Devine EB, Flum DR, Meissner MH, Thomason ET, Barbic SP, Beck SJ, Patrick DL. Preliminary validation of the Claudication Symptom Instrument (CSI). Vasc Med. 2017 Sep 1:1358863X17731623. doi: 10.1177/1358863X17731623. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28931345
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Benjamin K, Vernon MK, Patrick DL, Perfetto E, Nestler-Parr S, Burke L. Patient-Reported Outcome and Observer-Reported Outcome Assessment in Rare Disease Clinical Trials: An ISPOR COA Emerging Good Practices Task Force Report. Value Health. 2017 Jul - Aug;20(7):838-855. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2017.05.015.  PMID: 28712612
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Fredericksen RJ, Gibbons L, Brown S, Edwards TC, Yang FM, Fitzsimmons E, Alperovitz-Bichell K, Godfrey M, Wang A, Church A, Gutierrez C, Paez E, Dant L, Loo S, Walcott M, Mugavero MJ, Mayer K, Mathews WC, Patrick DL, Crane PK, Crane HM. Medication understanding among patients living with multiple chronic conditions: Implications for patient-reported measures of adherence. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2017 Jun 20. pii: S1551-7411(17)30082-7. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.06.009. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28651924
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2016
Chair, thesis committee for Elizabeth Wagner
The influence of multimorbidity on hospital intensive care, and emergency department use at the end of life for patients with chronic conditions

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

UW USDRN Clinical Center
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Harper           Dates:    9/1/2017 - 8/30/2018

Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Comparative Effectiveness Research Component of STOP 2
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.
PI:   Kessler           Dates:    7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018

Evolving Our Partnership: The CSER2 Centralized Support Coordinating Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    6/1/2017 - 5/31/2021

Patient-Centered Outcomes in Infants and Young Children with Cleft Lip and Palate
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    3/1/2017 - 2/28/2018

Exploring Palliative Care Communication with Alaska Native and American Indian People at Two Primary Care Sites
Southcentral Foundation
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    9/1/2016 - 7/31/2017

UW USDRN Clinical Center
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Harper           Dates:    7/1/2016 - 6/30/2021

Assessing patient-reported experience of care for home dialysis
Satellite Healthcare
PI:   RIVARA           Dates:    7/1/2016 - 6/30/2018

Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Comparative Effectiveness Research Component of STOP 2
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.
PI:   Kessler           Dates:    7/1/2016 - 12/31/2019

CSER RoRC Centralized Support Coordinating Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    4/1/2016 - 3/31/2077

S1400 Lung Map Ancillary Study Supplemental
Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    3/1/2016 - 2/28/2017

Patient-Centered Outcomes in Infants and Young Children with Cleft Lip and Palate
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    3/1/2016 - 2/28/2017

Preventing Diabetes in Latino Youth
Arizona State University
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    12/1/2015 - 11/30/2020

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

Deliberative Approaches: Patient and Consumer Input for Implementing Evidence-Based Health Care (R21)
Washington State University (WSU)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    11/1/2015 - 7/31/2016

WSU Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes Discovery Center
Washington State University (WSU)
PI:   Strachan           Dates:    9/1/2015 - 6/30/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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