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- MD, Baylor College of Medicine (1973)
- MS, Community Medicine, University of Utah (1979)
- BA, Mathematics Baylor University (1970)
Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, UCSD School of Medicine, Founding Director, Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems, The Qualcomm Institute and Senior Advisor for Innovation in Wireless Medicine and Digital Health, UCSD Health Sciences
Dr. Patrick served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from 1994-2013, and has served on the Secretary’s Council for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and for six years on the Defense Health Board. His research focuses on the use of wearable technologies, smartphone apps, mobile video and social media to measure health states and promote health behavior change. Additional present research includes the development of IT systems that support the collection of sensor data from patients in the context of cancer treatment comparative effectiveness research and comprehensive “cells to society” approaches to managing population-level health data to derive new insights into the determinants of health.