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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 Emeritus, Health Services


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


Wagner E, Patrick DL, Khandelwal N, Brumback L, Starks H, Fausto J, Dunlap BS, Lober W, Sibley J, Loggers ET, Curtis JR, Engelberg RA. The Influence of Multimorbidity on Health Care Utilization at the End of Life for Patients with Chronic Conditions. J Palliat Med. 2019 Apr 9. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0349. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30964382
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Molina Y, Henderson V, Ornelas IJ, Scheel JR, Bishop S, Doty SL, Patrick DL, Beresford SAA, Coronado GD. Understanding Complex Roles of Family for Latina Health: Evaluating Family Obligation Stress. Fam Community Health. 2019 Oct/Dec;42(4):254-260. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000232.  PMID: 31403986    PMCID: PMC6693639
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Fredericksen RJ, Yang FM, Gibbons LE, Edwards TC, Brown S, Fitzsimmons E, Alperovitz-Bichell K, Godfrey M, Wang A, Church A, Gutierrez C, Paez E, Dant L, Loo S, Walcott M, Mugavero MJ, Mayer KH, Mathews WC, Patrick DL, Crane PK, Crane HM. Development and content validation of measures assessing adherence barriers and behaviors for use in clinical care. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2018 Oct 5. pii: S1551-7411(18)30275-4. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.10.001. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30327183
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Niu X, Amendola LM, Hart R, Bennette CS, Heagerty P, Horike-Pyne M, Trinidad SB, Rosenthal EA, Comstock B, Nefcy C, Hisama FM, Bennett RL, Grady WM, Gallego CJ, Tarczy-Hornoch P, Fullerton SM, Burke W, Regier DA, Dorschner MO, Shirts BH, Robertson PD, Nickerson DA, Patrick DL, Jarvik GP, Veenstra DL. Clinical exome sequencing vs. usual care for hereditary colorectal cancer diagnosis: A pilot comparative effectiveness study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 Sep;84:105820. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2019.105820. Epub 2019 Aug 7.  PMID: 31400517    PMCID: PMC6741782
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Patrick DL. Many ways to skin a cat: psychometric methods options illustrated. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2019 Jul 30;3(1):48. doi: 10.1186/s41687-019-0133-2.  PMID: 31359203    PMCID: PMC6663956
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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

Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Comparative Effectiveness Research Component of STOP 2
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.
PI:   Kessler           Dates:    7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020

Evolving Our Partnership: The CSER2 Centralized Support Coordinating Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020

UW USDRN Clinical Center
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Harper           Dates:    9/1/2018 - 8/31/2019

Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Comparative Effectiveness Research Component of STOP 2
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.
PI:   Kessler           Dates:    7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019

Assessing patient-reported experience of care for home dialysis
Satellite Healthcare
PI:   RIVARA           Dates:    7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019

STOP Peds DC
Indiana University
PI:   Kronmal           Dates:    7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019

Evolving Our Partnership: The CSER2 Centralized Support Coordinating Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019

Patient-Centered Outcomes in Infants and Young Children with Cleft Lip and Palate
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    3/1/2018 - 2/28/2019

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

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

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

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

S1400 Lung Map Ancillary Study Supplemental
Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)
PI:   Patrick           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

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

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

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

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

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