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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
Donald L. Patrick
Professor
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacy
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Sociology

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.

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

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Contact Information

email:   donald@u.washington.edu

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

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

Education

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

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSERV 592
    Biobehavioral Cancer Fellowship Enrichment

Recent Publications



Gallego CJ, Bennette CS, Heagerty P, Comstock B, Horike-Pyne M, Hisama F, Amendola LM, Bennett RL, Dorschner MO, Tarczy-Hornoch P, Grady WM, Fullerton SM, Trinidad SB, Regier DA, Nickerson DA, Burke W, Patrick DL, Jarvik GP, Veenstra DL. Comparative effectiveness of next generation genomic sequencing for disease diagnosis: Design of a randomized controlled trial in patients with colorectal cancer/polyposis syndromes. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jul 2. pii: S1551-7144(14)00098-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.06.016. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24997220


Brito E, Patrick DL, Konopken YP, Keller CS, Barroso CS, Shaibi GQ. Effects of a diabetes prevention programme on weight-specific quality of life in Latino youth. Pediatr Obes. 2014 Jun 5. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.240. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24903526


Conway K, Acquadro C, Patrick DL. Usefulness of translatability assessment: results from a retrospective study. Qual Life Res. 2014 May;23(4):1199-210. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0572-9. Epub 2013 Nov 22.  PMID: 24264803


Flum DR, Alfonso-Cristancho R, Devine EB, Devlin A, Farrokhi E, Tarczy-Hornoch P, Kessler L, Lavallee D, Patrick DL, Gore JL, Sullivan SD; CERTAIN Collaborative. Implementation of a "real-world" learning health care system: Washington state's Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (CERTAIN). Surgery. 2014 May;155(5):860-6. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.01.004.  PMID: 24787113


Andrae DA, Covington PS, Patrick DL. Item-level assessment of the irritable bowel syndrome quality of life questionnaire in patients with diarrheal irritable bowel syndrome. Clin Ther. 2014 May 1;36(5):663-79. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2014.04.009. Epub 2014 May 9.  PMID: 24813429


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Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2013
Chair, thesis committee for Michael Meldahl
Palliative care processes associated with end of life outcomes in the intensive care unit

2010
Chair, dissertation committee for Antonia Bennett
Comparison of 7-day and repeated 24-hour recall of symptoms and impacts of disease

2010
Member, thesis committee for Erica Coppel
A randomized clinical trial of pegylated interferon for acute hepatitis C in active injection drug users

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

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

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2014 - 7/31/2015

R25T CURE Supplement
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2014 - 7/31/2015

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

The University of Washington Patient Centered Outcomes Research Partnership (PCORP)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Kessler           Dates:    7/1/2014 - 6/30/2019

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

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014

R25T CURE Supplement
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014

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

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

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

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

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program Diversity Supplement
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2012 - 7/30/2016

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

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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

Phase 1 Development of a Parent Observational Sign Instrument for Children with Cystic Fibrosis Ages 0-6 Years
Seattle Children's Research Institute
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    9/1/2011 - 2/29/2012

Functional Assessment of Head and Neck Lymphatic Malformations
Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    9/1/2011 - 9/30/2011

Patient reported outcomes in routine clinical care of patients infected with HIV
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    7/1/2011 - 6/30/2016

Determinants of Breast Cancer among Latinas
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Davis           Dates:    5/1/2011 - 4/30/2012

Center for Native Population Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    5/1/2011 - 4/30/2012

Analysis and Submission of Information to United Biosource Corporation in Preparation of a draft PRO Dossier of the CFRSD
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    4/1/2011 - 8/31/2011

Explaining the SES/Overweight and Obesity Relationship
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    3/1/2011 - 2/29/2012

CF-ePRO: Electronic Self- and Parent-Reported Patient Outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis
Talaria Inc.
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    12/1/2010 - 11/30/2011

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

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Research Training Grant
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Hudson           Dates:    7/1/2009 - 6/30/2014

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

UW Burn Model System 2007
US Department of Education (DOEd)
PI:   Engrav           Dates:    10/1/2007 - 9/30/2012

Surgical versus Conservative Treatment for Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression
AOSpine North America
PI:   Kopjar           Dates:    4/1/2007 - 3/31/2012

Projects

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/
Improving End-of-Life Care
The End-of-Life Care Research Program works to improve the quality of dying and death through improving communication among patients, families, and providers of end-of-life care, through improving the quality of end-of-life care, and through education and training of practitioners who care for persons at the end of life.
http://depts.washington.edu/eolcare/
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

Links

Institute of Medicine
  • The mission of the Institute of Medicine is to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge to improve human health. The Institute provides objective, timely, authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to government, the corporate sector, the professions and the public. The Institute's members, elected on the basis of their professional achievement, serve without compensation in the conduct of studies, conferences, and other Institute inquiries into matters of national policy for health. Election to active membership is both an honor and a commitment to serve in Institute affairs.
    http://www.iom.edu

International Society for Quality of Life Research
  • The scientific study of Quality of Life relevant to health and healthcare is the mission of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). The Society promotes the rigorous investigation of health-related quality of life measurement from conceptualization to application and practice. ISOQOL fosters the worldwide exchange of information through:* Scientific Publications,* International Conferences,* Educational Outreach, and Collaborative Support for HRQOL Initiatives.
    http://www.isoqol.org/

Cochrane Collaboration
  • The Cochrane Collaboration is an international non-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions. The Cochrane Collaboration was founded in 1993 and named for the British epidemiologist, Archie Cochrane. The major product of the Collaboration is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews which is published quarterly as part of The Cochrane Library.

HOPE OR HYPE: The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises
  • Published by AMACOM (2004)
    Dr. Richard Deyo and Dr. Donald Patrick reveal how doctors, hospitals, drug companies, device manufacturers, advocacy groups, politicians, the media, and patients themselves conspire to uncritically promote high-priced, high-tech medical "breakthroughs" that are routinely marginal, sometimes useless, and sometimes harmful.
    More info . . .

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