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Davis G Patterson
Research Associate Professor
Research
davisp@uw.edu
(206)-543-1892

Biography

Davis Patterson, PhD, is a sociologist and Research Associate Professor in the University of Washington (UW) Department of Family Medicine in Seattle, Washington. He is Director of the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center and the Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP). He is also an investigator in the UW Center for Health Workforce Studies. His research seeks to inform policy and improve rural and under-resourced populations’ access to healthcare, with a focus on the health workforce. His current research includes studies examining primary care health professional training, educational pathways, from K-16 through health professional schools, to produce rural health care practitioners; rural emergency medical services; and provision of home health services to rural patients. He is a member of the International Health Workforce Collaborative and Chair of AcademyHealth’s Health Workforce Interest Group. He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Belize), an avid traveler, and fluent in Spanish.

 

Publications

Meyers P, Wilkinson E, Petterson S, Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Bazemore A Rural workforce years: Quantifying the rural workforce contribution of family medicine residency graduates. J Grad Med Educ. Dec 2020

Ravenna PA, Bream KDW, Fancher T, Juarez P, Klusaritz HA, Matthews-Juarez P, Persell SD, Phillips RS, Riedy C, Patterson DG. Who, what, and where: Transforming primary care education to advance health equity. . J Health Care Poor Underserved. Nov 2020

Ackerman-Barger K, Sandvold I, Patterson DG, Brown KY, Douglas-Kersellius NV.  Leveraging collective impact to promote health equity.. J Health Care Poor Underserved. Nov 2020

Schmitz DF, Evans DV, Andrilla CHA, Jopson AD, Longenecker RL, Patterson DG.  Challenges and best practices for implementing rurally targeted admissions in U.S. medical schools.. J Health Care Poor Underserved. Nov 2020

Jopson AD, Pollack SW, Schmitz DF, Thompson MJ, Harris D, Bateman M, Evans DV, Patterson DG. Promoting health careers among rural K–16 students: A mixed-method study to describe pathway programs.. J Health Care Poor Underserved. Nov 2020

Kaplan L, Pollack SW, Skillman SM, Patterson DG. Factors that encourage and support advanced practice registered nurses to work in rural and safety-net settings. . J Health Care Poor Underserved. Nov 2020

Glenn LE, Simon L, Smith VS, Longenecker RL, Schmitz D, Patterson DG.  Microresearch: Promoting scholarly activity that addresses health disparities in rural health professional education programs.. J Health Care Poor Underserved. Nov 2020

Longenecker RL, Andrilla CHA, Jopson AD, Evans DV, Schmitz D, Larson EH, Patterson DG Pipelines to pathways: Medical school commitment to producing a rural workforce. J Rural Health. Nov 2020

Longenecker RL, Schmitz D, Pollack SW, Patterson DG. A design and dissemination studio: Building a scholarly community of practice in rural health professions education and training.. J Health Care Poor Underserved. Nov 2020

Kaplan L, Pollack SW, Skillman SM, Patterson DG NP program efforts promoting transition to rural practice. Nurse Pract. Oct 2020

Al Achkar M, Bennett IM, Chwastiak L, Hoeft T, Normoyle T, Vredevoogd M, Patterson DG Telepsychiatric consultation as a training and workforce development strategy for rural primary care. Ann Fam Med. Sep 2020

Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Patterson DG, Quigley TF, Larson EH Comparing the health workforce provider mix and the distance travelled for mental health services by rural and urban medicare beneficiaries. J Rural Health. Aug 2020

Mroz TM, Patterson DG, Frogner BK The impact of medicare's rural add-on payments on supply of home health agencies serving rural counties. Health Aff (Millwood). Jun 2020

Evans DV, Jopson AD, Andrilla CHA, Longenecker RL, Patterson DG Targeted medical school admissions: A strategic process for meeting our social mission. Fam Med. Jun 2020

Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG, Moore TE, Coulthard C, Larson EH Projected contributions of nurse practitioners and physicians assistant to buprenorphine treatment services for opioid use disorder in rural areas. Med Care Res Rev. Apr 2020

Andrilla CHA, Jones KC, Patterson DG Prescribing practices of nurse practitioners and physician assistants waivered to prescribe buprenorphine and the barriers they experience prescribing buprenorphine. J Rural Health. Mar 2020

Patterson DG, Schmitz D, Longenecker RL Family medicine rural training track residencies: risks and resilience. Fam Med. 51(8) 2019

Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA Preparing physicians for rural practice: Availability of rural training in rural-centric residency programs. J Grad Med Educ. Oct 2019

Andrilla CHA, Moore TE, Patterson DG, Larson EH Geographic distribution of providers with a DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder: a 5-year update. J Rural Health. 35(1) 2018

Andrilla CHA, Moore TE, Patterson DG Overcoming barriers to prescribing buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder: recommendations from rural physicians. J Rural Health. 35(1) 2018

Andrilla CHA, Moore TE, Patterson DG, Larson EH Geographic distribution of providers with a DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder: a 5-year update. J Rural Health. 35(1) 2018

Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG, Garberson LA, Coulthard C, Larson EH Geographic variation in the supply of selected behavioral health providers. Am J Prev Med. 54(6S3) 2018

Mroz TM, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Larson EH Service provision and quality outcomes for high-risk rural Medicare beneficiaries receiving home health care. Home Health Care Services Quarterly. 37(3) 2018

Patterson DG, Coulthard C, Garberson LA, Wingrove G, Larson EH What Is the Potential of Community Paramedicine to Fill Rural Health Care Gaps?. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016

Evans DV,Patterson DG, A Andrilla CH, Schmitz D, Longenecker R, Do Residencies That Aim to Produce Rural Family Physicians Offer Relevant Training?. Fam Med. Sep 2016

Doescher MP,Lee C, Saelens BE, Lee C, Berke EM, Adachi-Mejia AM, Patterson DG, Moudon AV, Utilitarian and Recreational Walking Among Spanish- and English-Speaking Latino Adults in Micropolitan US Towns.. J Immigr Minor Health. Mar 2016

Skillman SM, Andrilla CH, Patterson DG, Fenton SH, Ostergard SJ Health information technology workforce needs of rural primary care practices.. J Rural Health. Winter 2015

Doescher MP, Lee C, Berke EM, Adachi-Mejia AM, Lee CK, Stewart O, Patterson DG, Hurvitz PM, Carlos HA, Duncan GE, Moudon AV The built environment and utilitarian walking in small U.S. towns.. Prev Med. Dec 2014

Fenton SH, Joost E, Gongora J, Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM Health Information Technology Employer Needs Survey: an assessment instrument for workforce planning. Educ Perspect Health Inform Inf Manage. Winter 2013

Fenton SH, Joost E, Gongora J, Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM Health Information Technology Employer Needs Survey: an assessment instrument for workforce planning. Educ Perspect Health Inform Inf Manage. Winter 2013

Greer S, Williams I, Valderrama AL, Bolton P, Patterson DG, Zhang Z EMS medical direction and prehospital practices for acute cardiovascular events.. Prehosp Emerg Care. Jan-Mar 2013

Williams I, Valderrama AL, Bolton P, Greek A, Greer S, Patterson DG, Zhang Z Factors associated with emergency medical services scope of practice for acute cardiovascular events.. Prehosp Emerg Care. Apr-Jun 2012

Skillman SM, Andrilla CH, Patterson DG, Tieman L, Doescher MP The licensed practical nurse workforce in the United States: one state's experience.. Cah Sociol Demogr Med. Apr 2010

Patterson DG, Baldwin LM, Olsen PM Supports and obstacles in the medical school application process for American Indians and Alaska Natives.. J Health Care Poor Underserved. May 2009

Hollow WB, Patterson DG, Olsen PM, Baldwin LM American Indians and Alaska Natives: how do they find their path to medical school?. Acad Med. Oct 2006

Patterson DG, Carline JD Promoting minority access to health careers through health profession-public school partnerships: a review of the literature.. Acad Med. Jun 2006

Carline JD, Patterson DG Characteristics of health professions schools, public school systems, and community-based organizations in successful partnerships. Acad Med. May 2003

Carline JD, Hunt DD, Patterson DG, Garcia C Participation in enrichment programs and its effect on interview scores of applicants to the University of Washington School of Medicine.. Acad Med. Apr 1999

Carline JD, Patterson DG, Davis LA, Irby DM, Oakes-Borremo P Precollege enrichment programs intended to increase the representation of minorities in medicine.. Acad Med. Mar 1998

Carline JD, Patterson DG, Davis LA, Oakes-Borremo P Enrichment programs for undergraduate college students intended to increase the representation of minorities in medicine.. Acad Med. Mar 1998


 

CHWS Publications

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Dahal A, Frogner BK, Skillman SM, Patterson DG. Accelerating Health Professions Pathways for Immigrants Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington 07-26-2021

Mroz TM, Frogner BK, Patterson DG. The Impact Of Medicare’s Rural Add-On Payments On Supply Of Home Health Agencies Serving Rural Counties Health Affairs 39:6, 949-957 06-01-2020

Dahal A, Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Frogner BK. What Commute Patterns Can Tell Us About the Supply of Allied Health Workers and Registered Nurses Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington 05-01-2020

Schwartz MR, Patterson DG, McCarty RL. State Incentive Programs that Encourage Allied Health Professionals to Provide Care for Rural and Underserved Populations Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington 12-10-2019

Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Schwartz MR, Hager LJ, Skillman SM. Assessing the Impact of Washington State’s Oral Health Workforce on Patient Access to Care Seattle, WA: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington 11-09-2017

 

CHWS Presentations

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Delameter P, Long JC, Patterson D. Which Rurality Definition? The Relative Performance of 8 Federal Rural Definitions in Identifying Rural-Urban Disparities Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center Webinar Series

Pollack SW, Patterson D, van Eijk M, Stubbs B, Hanson C. “EMS Providers Are Masters of the Workaround”: The Emergency Medical Services and Community Paramedic Workforces Respond to COVID-19 AAMC 2021 Group on Diversity and Inclusion and Health Workforce Research Joint Virtual Conference

Patterson DG, Al Achkar M. Accelerated Pathways for Internationally Educated Health Professionals Refugee Forum of King County

Patterson DG. Accelerated Pathways for Internationally Educated Health Professionals Skilled Immigrant and Refugee Engagement Network (SIREN)

Al Achkar M, Dahal A, Patterson DG. Accelerated Pathways for Internationally Educated Health Professionals Northwest Health Career Pathway Summit

 

RHRC Publications

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Mroz TM, Frogner BK, Patterson DG. The impact of Medicare’s rural add-on payments on supply of home health agencies serving rural counties Health Affairs 39:6, 949-957 06-01-2020

Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG. Tracking the geographic distribution and growth of clinicians with a DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder Journal of Rural Health 1-6 03-18-2021

Mroz TM, Garberson LA, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Larson EH, Patterson DG. Post-acute care trajectories for rural Medicare beneficiaries: planned versus actual hospital discharges to skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington 03-24-2021

Larson EH, Andrilla CHA, Kearney J, Garberson LA, Patterson DG. The distribution of the general surgery workforce in rural and urban America in 2019 WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington 03-01-2021

Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Larson EH, Patterson DG, Quigley TF. Comparing the health workforce provider mix and the distance travelled for mental health services by rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries Journal of Rural Health 08-18-2020

 

RHRC Presentations

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Mroz TM, Garberson LA, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Patterson DG. Quality of post-acute care for rural Medicare beneficiaries: Comparing urban and rural skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG, Woolcock S. Tracking trends in the workforce treating opioid use disorders with buprenorphine National Rural Health Association 44th Annual Rural Health Conference / Online

Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Woolcock S. Rural health workforce: Who cares for rural populations? National Rural Health Association 44th Annual Rural Health Conference / Online

Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG, Woolcock S. Tracking trends in the workforce treating opioid use disorders with buprenorphine American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Conference / Online

Mroz TM, Garberson LA, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Larson EH. Planned versus actual discharges to post-acute care for rural Medicare beneficiaries AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting