Patricia is a principal researcher at AIR with more than 25 years of experience in designing studies intended to assess how healthcare interventions impact clinical, humanistic, and economic outcomes. She is dedicated to promoting meaningful engagement of patients and other stakeholders in both clinical research and care delivery.
Most recently, Patricia’s work has focused on engaging stakeholders in comparative effectiveness research—with projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), AHRQ, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute— that highlight novel ways to include patients and other stakeholders in research infrastructure development, topic priority setting, and study design and implementation.
She has published extensively regarding how engaging stakeholders can lead to greater alignment between the goals of researchers and the evidence requirements of healthcare decision-makers, and she speaks often at national and regional conferences regarding pragmatic approaches for improving the relevancy of research. Patricia also is a recognized expert on coverage and reimbursement for new genomic-based technologies.
Patricia is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine as well as the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh, M.S. degree in Preventive Medicine from University of Maryland at Baltimore and master’s degree in bioethics from University of Pennsylvania.