Research Interests: Health literacy; health technology; cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation
Social Change Interests: Developing better methods of teaching patients how to manage their health
Joined Walden: Became a Walden student in 2011; GA in the Academic Skills Center, 2012; Contributing faculty, 2016
About Patrick: I am a Contributing Faculty in the College of Health Professions, School of Health Sciences, and is currently pursuing a MS in Information Technology – Software Engineering at Walden. I also am the Program Director for Connected Heart Health and the AHA Inside initiative for the American Heart Association’s new Center of Excellence for Health Technology and Innovation. His role includes the development of science-based care plans for cardiovascular health, and a research agenda for health technology and innovation. I live in Leander, Texas with my wife. My 3 kids are grown and out of the house.
Guest editor of Special Issue on Digital Health Literacy, International Journal of Cardiology https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/international-journal-of-cardiology/special-issue/10H35LMBMF7
My Advice to Walden Students
Be persistent and keep the end in mind. Take it one step at a time.
I am a proud, 2015 graduate of Walden (PhD in Public Health). I became a Walden student in 2011; GA in the Academic Skills Center, 2012; Contributing faculty, 2016; and returned as a student (MS – Information Technology) in 2020.
Why I enjoy teaching at Walden:
I enjoy teaching because I love giving back. There is nothing more gratifying than helping someone achieving their dreams.
What students can expect from me as a teacher:
As an instructor, students can expect that I will be available to assist them, and can provide insights as faculty, former student, and practitioner.