Donald L. Patrick

Appointments and Affiliations

 
 
University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Health Services
Professor, Appointed: 1987
University of Washington
Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology
Faculty Affiliate, Appointed: 2001
University of Washington
School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Adjunct Professor, Appointed: 2000
University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Appointed: 1996
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Rehabilitation Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Appointed: 1992
University of Washington
College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology
Adjunct Professor, Appointed: 1989
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Member, Appointed: 1988
Professional Headshot of Donald L. Patrick

Mailing Address

Box 359455
University of Washington
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, Washington 98195-9455
United States

Contact

Phone: (206) 685-7252
Fax: (206) 616-3135
donald@u.washington.edu

Degrees

Ph.D., Columbia University, Sociomedical Sciences, 1972.
M.S., Columbia University, Public Health and Administrative Medicine, 1968.
A.B., Northwestern University, Psychology, 1966.

Research Interests

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.

Additional Experience

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

Future Research

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

Industry

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.

Languages

(Reading, Writing, Speaking)

French: Functional, Functional, Functional

Memberships

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

Previous Positions

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

Funding

  • CDC Prevention Center: Health Promotion in Older Adults, Sep 30, 1994 to Sep 29, 1998.
  • Agency for Health Care Policy and Research: Rural Alternative Service Delivery, $250,000, Sep 30, 1994 to Nov 30, 1995.
  • Centers for Disease Control: Promoting the Health of People with Disabilities, $282,639, Sep 15, 1992 to Sep 14, 1993.
  • New England Institute for Improvement of Medical Care: Health Status and Health Policy, $20,000, Sep 1, 1990 to Aug 31, 1991.
  • Centers for Disease Control: Age-Appropriate Measures of Quality of Life and Disability Outcomes Among Children, $200,000, Oct 1, 1996 to Sep 30, 1997.
  • Pharmacia-Upjohn: Development of User's Manual for World Health Organization Quality of Life Instruments, $23,000, Oct 1, 1996 to Nov 1, 1997.
  • Picker/Commonwealth Scholars Program: Experience of Families with Proxy Decision-making at End-of-Life, $100,000, Oct 1, 1994 to Aug 31, 1996.
  • Centers for Disease Control: Quality of Life of Older Adults in Community Settings, $75,000, Oct 1, 1991 to Sep 30, 1992.
  • Agency for Health Care Policy and Research: Managed Care and Health Outcomes, $2,645,317, May 1, 1995 to Oct 31, 1998.
  • NCI Fred Hutchinson: 5-a-day Worksite Program to Increase Fruit & Vegetable Consumption, $188,270, May 1, 1993 to Apr 30, 1998.
  • Agency for Health Care Policy and Research: Quality of Dying and AIDS, $50,000, Jun 1, 1997 to May 31, 1999.
  • NCI Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: Cancer Prevention Research Program, Jun 1, 1995 to Mar 31, 1999.
  • NCI Fred Hutchinson: Methodology of Community-Based Evaluation Studies, $718,058, Jun 1, 1995 to Mar 31, 1999.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Promoting Health of People with Disabilities, $1.7 Million, Jun to 1998.
  • Agency for Health Care Policy and Research: Health Services Research Training Program, $1,310,372, Jul 1, 1994 to Jun 30, 1999.
  • Novartis: Development of User's Manual for Irritable Bowel Quality of Life Instrument, $10,000, Jan 1, 1997 to May 1, 1997.
  • COAT Eli Lilly & Company: Quality of Life and Urinary Incontinence, $336,262, Dec 13, 1993 to Jun 30, 1995.
  • Agency for Health Care Policy and Research: Effectiveness of Treatment Strategies for Low Back Pain, $1,717,163, Aug 1, 1994 to Aug 31, 1997.
  • VA Medical Center: Advanced Care Planning Workbook: Development and Evaluation, $708,018, Apr 1, 1995 to Mar 31, 1998.
  • National Institutes of Health: Quality of Life for Adolescents with Craniofacial Conditions, $1.5 Million, 2002 to 2005.
  • Improving Physician Skill at Providing End-of-Life Care, $1,952,048, 2002 to 2005.
  • Eli Lilly & Company: The Family Experience Pilot Study, $178,476, 2001 to 2002.
  • National Cancer Institute: Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program, $2,158,621, 2001 to 2004.
  • CDC: Development of Clinical Tool for Assessing Physical Activity Among Older Adults, $54,104, 2001 to 2002.
  • Agency for Health Research and Quality: Managed Care and Physician Satisfaction, $99,834, 2001 to 2002.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Mesuring Community Accessiblity for Persons with Disabilities, $65,000, 2000 to 2003.
  • National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research: Quality of Life of Adolescents with Craniofacial Conditions, $250,000, 2000 to 2001.
  • Eli Lilly & Company: Quality of Life and Depression Among Adolescents: Psychometric Assessment of the Youth Quality of Life Cycle, $72,093, 2000 to 2001.
  • CDC: Measuring Community Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities, $64,703, 2000 to 2003.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Crossing the Threshold: How Experimental Medical Technology Becomes Standard Care, $64,703, 2000 to 2004.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Measuring Quality of Dying and Death, $250,000, 1999 to 2001.
  • National Institutes of Health: Improivng Clinician-Family Communication in the ICU, $562,020, 1999 to 2001.
  • CDC: Extension of Age-Appropriate Measures Among Children, $50,000, 1999 to .
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Managed care and Physician-Patient Relationship, $49,054, 1999 to 2000.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): Missoula Demonstration Project Quality of Life's End, $73,321, 1999 to 2001.
  • Eli Lilly & Company: Quality of Life Among Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Clinical Depression, and Physical Disabilities, $200,000, 1998 to .
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Ethical Implications of Procedure-Based Rationing, $45,000, 1991 to 1992.

 

Recent Publications

2014
2013
Conway, K, Acquadro C, Patrick DL.  2013.  Usefulness of translatability assessment: results from a retrospective study.. Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation. Abstract
Cash, SW, Duncan GE, Beresford SAA, McTiernan A, Patrick DL.  2013.  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. Abstract
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