Patricia A. Carney, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine


Patricia A. Carney, Ph.D. is Professor of Family Medicine with the School of Medicine, and Professor of Health Systems and Policy with the School of Public Health. Dr. Carney received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1994. Her doctoral training includes two specialty areas: health services research (public health and community medicine) and educational psychology. Dr. Carney’s research has been funded by the National Cancer Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the U.S. Department of Defense and the American Cancer Society.Dr. Carney is also involved in educational research in family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery and obstetrics and gynecology. She has authored or coauthored more than 200 publications in these areas.


  • M.S., 1989, University of New Hampshire

Honors and awards

  • 2015, 2016 Academic Medicine - Excellence in Reviewing Award
  • 2013 Herbert M. Stauffer Award for Best Clinical Paper in Academic Radiology
  • 2012 Editor's Choice, Clinical Practice Category, JACR for Radiologist Agreement for Mammographic Recall by Case Difficulty and Finding Type
  • 2011-2012 Bishop Fellow/American Council on Education Fellow

Memberships and associations

  • American Association of Preventive OncologySociety of Teachers of Family MedicineNorth American Primary Care Research Group
  • Editorial Board Member: Family Medicine
  • American Educational Research Assocation
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Society for Teachers of Family Medicine
  • North American Primary Care Research Group
  • Association of Standardized Patient Educators


Selected publications

  • Onega T, Weaver DL, Fredrick PD, Allison K, Tosteson A, Carney PA, Geller BM, Jackson S, Longton G, Nelson H, Oster N, Pepe M, Elmore, JG.  The Diagnostic Challenge of Low Grade Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. European Journal of Cancer. July 2017. 80: 39-47.
  • Carney PA, Haedinger LA, Kahl LE, Deiorio NM, Bonura EM, Kraakevik JA.  The association between assigned independent learning schedule and medical student performance on examinations. Medical Science Educator, 2017:
  • Carney PA, Eiff MP, Waller E, Peterson LE.  Factors Associated with Interest in Pursuing a 4th Year of Family Medicine Residency Training.   Family Medicine, 2017; 49(5): 339-345. 
  • Carney PA, Waller E, Dexter E, Marino M, Morton K, Green L, Fogarty CT, Jones S, Eiff MP.  Team Training in Family Medicine Residency Programs and Its Impact on Team-based Practice Post Graduation.  Family Medicine, 2017; 49(5): 346-352.
  • Carney PA, Jacob-Files E, Rosenkranz SJ, Cohen DJ, Green L, Jones S, Fogarty CT, Waller E, Eiff MP.  Perceptions of Becoming Personal Physicians Within a Patient-Centered Medical Home.  J Health Edu Res Dev 2016, 4:3:
  • Carney PA, Crites GE, Hughes Miller K, Haight M, Stefanidis D, Akinola MO, CichoskiKelly E, Price DW, Scott VC, Kalishman S.  Building and Executing a Research Agenda Toward Conducting Implementation Science in Medical Education.  MedEd Online, 2016 (Vol 21):
  • Eiff MP, Green LA, Jones G, Devlaeminck AV, Waller E, Dexter E, Marino M, Carney PA. Varied rates of implementation of patient centered medical home features and residents’ perceptions of their importance based on practice experience.  Family Medicine, 2017, 49(3):
  • Thayer EK, Rathkey D, Fuqua-Miller M, Palmer R, Mejicano GC, Pusic MV, Kalet A, Gillespie C, Carney PA. Applying the institutional review board data repository approach to manage ethical considerations in evaluating and studying medical education MedEd Online, 2016 (21):
  • Carney PA, Waller E, Dexter E, Marino M, Rosener SE, Green LA, Jones G, Keister DM, Dostal J, Jones SM, Eiff PM.  Association Between Patient Centered Medical Home Features and Satisfaction with Family Medicine Residency Training in the U.S. Family Medicine, 2016;48(10):784-794.
  • Carney PA, Reisch LM, Piepkorn MW, Barnhill RL, Elder DE, Knezevich S, Longton G, Elmore, JG.  Achieving Consensus for the Histological Diagnosis of Melanocytic Lesions: Use of the Modified Delphi Method. J Cutaneous Path, 2016; 43(10):830–837.


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