Mr. Daniel Patterson, a 2001 graduate of the Master of Public Health program and 2004 graduate of the PhD in Health Services Policy and Management (HSPM) at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, has been named the James O. Page Professor of Emergency Healthcare Worker Safety in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Patterson is also an associate professor of emergency medicine in the school of medicine.
Dr. Patterson’s interest in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) began during his doctoral program at the Arnold School where he studied recruitment and retention of emergency medical technicians, medically unnecessary utilization of EMS and deficits in access to EMS in rural areas. During this time, he worked closely with HSPM Distinguished Professor Emerita Dr. Janice Probst and investigators at the Rural and Minority Health Research Center (previously known as the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center).
Following graduation, Dr. Patterson continued his health services research as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He then joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 and earned a Master of Science in epidemiology, completed a fellowship in patient safety and leadership sponsored by Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation, and received a five-year K12 training grant from NIH and the University of Pittsburgh. Other notable professional experiences include directing research for the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania and working as a senior scientist at Carolinas Healthcare System Medical Center in North Carolina.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on January 17