Donald L. Patrick
Ph.D., Columbia University, Sociomedical Sciences, 1972.
M.S., Columbia University, Public Health and Administrative Medicine, 1968.
A.B., Northwestern University, Psychology, 1966.
Dr. Patrick works on the assessment of health status and quality of life in application to adolescents, chronic illness and disability, health promotion, evaluation research, poverty and underserved populations, and dying and death. He was an original developer of the Quality of Well-Being Scale and Perceived Quality of Live Scale. He heads US Field Centre for the WHO Quality of Life Studies, and has developed cross-cultural measures for genital herpes, migraine, urinary incontinence, irritable bowel syndrome, male erectile dysfunction, common cold, and obesity. Dr. Patrick has conducted several cost-effectiveness studies in evaluation of health promotion. He studies chronic illness and disability from many perspectives. He directs the Youth Quality of Life Group [www.yqol.org] and co-directs the End of Life Care Research Group [http://depts.washington.edu/eolcare/] Dr. Patrick is currently developing a generic QOL measure for adolescents with modules specific to public health surveillance and youth with facial differences. He is also working on measures of family experience of youth with chronic illness and the development of outcome measures for evaluating the quality of dying and death.
In 2005 Dr. Patrick published a book with Dr. Rick Deyo on how treatments become standards of practice with or without an evidence base. He teaches Outcomes Research in Health and Medicine at the UW.
Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Director, Youth Quality of Life Group
Co-Director, End of Life Care Research Group
Senior Investigator, Center for Disability Policy and Research
Inaugural President, International Society for Qualityof Life Research
1995, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
How technology gets adopted without evidence
The social determinants of self-reported health and quality of life
Community-level interventions for reducing obesity
Regulation of drugs and devices using outcomes research
Measures of population health
Meta-analyses and literature synthesis of outcomes measures
Environmental indicators of community participation of people with disabilities
Applications of modern test theory to outcome measures
Epidemiology of disablement
Outcome measurement for drugs and devices is high-profile activity. Dr. Patrick has done considerable research in the U.S. and Europe on the use of these outcomes measures in new drug and device approval and in the evaluation of promotional claims and reimbursement. His outcomes research also involves economics and his research crosses the fields of economics and psychology.
(Reading, Writing, Speaking)
French: Functional, Functional, Functional
Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy
American Public Health Association
American Sociological Association
Drug Information Association
Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
International Society for Equity in Health
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
International Society for Quality of Life Research
International Society for Quality of Life Studies
International Sociological Association
Society for Clinical Trials
Society for Medical Decision Making
Society for Social Medicine
Honors and Awards
2002, Most Cited Social Scientists,
2001, Senior Health Policy Investigator Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2001, President's Award, International Society for Quality of Life Research
1996, Fellow, Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy
1995, Membership, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
1993, Cecil Sheps Distinguished Investigator, University of North Carolina
1991, President's Excellence Award, Spina Bifida Association of America
1970, Faculty Fellow, Columbia University
1966, Phi Beta Kappa, Northwestern University
1966, Departmental Honors, Northwestern University, Psychology
1966, A.B. With Distinction, Northwestern University
1982-1987, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Social Medicine
1977-1982, Senior Lecturer, University of London, Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, Community Medicine, Social Science
1973-1977, Lecturer, Yale University, School of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, Institution for Social and Policy Studies
1969-1973, Research Associate, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, Community Medicine
1968-1969, Senior Health Planner, New York State Health Planning Commission
1967-1968, Administrative Intern, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Administration
Increases in physical activity may affect quality of life differently in men and women: the PACE project.. Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation.. 2013.
Biological pathways and genetic mechanisms involved in social functioning.. Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation.. 2012.
Weight status, quality of life, and cigarette smoking among adolescents in Washington State.. Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation.. 2012.
Long-term treatment acceptance: what is it, and how can it be assessed? The patient. 5(4):239-49.. 2012.
Dietary and physical activity behaviours related to obesity-specific quality of life and work productivity: baseline results from a worksite trial.. The British journal of nutrition. :1-9.. 2011.
Might massage or guided meditation provide "means to a better end"? Primary outcomes from an efficacy trial with patients at the end of life. Journal of palliative care. 25(2):100-8.. 2009.
The use of patient-reported outcomes instruments in registered clinical trials: evidence from ClinicalTrials.gov.. Contemporary clinical trials. 30(4):289-92.. 2009.