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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, 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


Devine EB, Alfonso-Cristancho R, Yanez ND, Edwards TC, Patrick DL, Armstrong CA, Devlin A, Symons RG, Meissner MH, Derrick EL, Lavallee DC, Kessler LG, Flum DR; Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (CERTAIN) Collaborative.. Effectiveness of a Medical vs Revascularization Intervention for Intermittent Leg Claudication Based on Patient-Reported Outcomes. JAMA Surg. 2016 Oct 19;151(10):e162024. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2024.  PMID: 27760274
  


Wiklund I, Anatchkova M, Oko-Osi H, von Maltzahn R, Chau D, Malik FI, Patrick DL, Spertus J, Teerlink JR. Incorporating development of a patient-reported outcome instrument in a clinical drug development program: examples from a heart failure program. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2016 Sep 15;14(1):131. doi: 10.1186/s12955-016-0529-0.  PMID: 27629389    PMCID: PMC5024511
   


Crane HM, Fredericksen RJ, Church A, Harrington A, Ciechanowski P, Magnani J, Nasby K, Brown T, Dhanireddy S, Harrington RD, Lober WB, Simoni J, Safren SA, Edwards TC, Patrick DL, Saag MS, Crane PK, Kitahata MM. A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Integrated Care Management Approach to Improve Adherence Among HIV-Infected Patients in Routine Clinical Care: Rationale and Design. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Oct 5;5(4):e156.  PMID: 27707688
  


Gries KS, Regier DA, Ramsey SD, Patrick DL. Utility Estimates of Disease-Specific Health States in Prostate Cancer from Three Different Perspectives. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2016 Oct 4.  PMID: 27704390
  


Andresen EM, Fried-Oken M, Peters B, Patrick DL. Initial constructs for patient-centered outcome measures to evaluate brain-computer interfaces. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2015 Mar 25:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25806719    PMCID: PMC5045305
   


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Determinants of Breast Cancer among Latinas
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Beresford           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

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