Davis Patterson

Davis Patterson, PhD

Project Director
Research Associate Professor
University of Washington
School of Medicine
4311 11th Ave NE, Ste. 210
Seattle, WA 98105

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 underserved populations’ access to healthcare, with a focus on the health workforce. His current research includes studies examining 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.