Patty Carney, PhD

Patricia A. Carney, PhD, is currently Professor of Family Medicine and of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR.

Dr. Carney received her PhD from the University of Washington. Her doctoral training included both Health Services Research (Public Health and Community Medicine), and Educational Psychology. Dr. Carney has contributed to the development of several research grants funded by the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as well as Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Macy Foundation, and the American Medical Association. She has also developed educational research programs in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology. She has led or contributed to nearly 200 publications in these research areas.  

In 2009, she received the NAPCRG President's Award for her contributions to research in primary care. In 2011, she became the first non-MD to obtain a Bishop Fellowship, one year of protected time to undergo leadership training in educational research, conducted at her host institution: The Wilson Center at the University of Toronto.

Areas of Research Keywords

Cancer screening, medical education, community-based research.