School of Pharmacy

Donald Patrick

Professor and Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Health Services, Adjunct Professor, Pharmacy, Adjunct Professor, Sociology, Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology, Adjunct Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine

CHOICE Faculty, Department of Pharmacy

Telephone: (206) 685-7252


Office Location: 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Rm 14-101 Seattle, WA 98195-9455


  • PhD Columbia University, 1972 (Public Health)
  • MS Columbia University, 1968 (Public Health)
  • AB Northwestern University, 1966 (Psychology)


Donald Patrick was the first Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health, holding this position from 1987 to 2006. He teaches in the MPH and PhD programs in Health Services. He publishes widely on outcomes in vulnerable populations, chronic illness, health disparities, and end-of-life care. He directs the Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program funded by the National Cancer Institute. He teaches Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine. He was founding president of the International Society for Quality of Life Research. He is co-convenor of the Quality of Life Methods Group of the Cochrane Collaboration.