Dr. Patrick is a professor with the UCSD Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and the director of the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems, Calit2.
Dr. Patrick’s research focuses on improving the use of information and telecommunications technology to measure and improve health-related behaviors of individuals and populations. He is a senior advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Active Living Research program and a member of the National Advisory Committee of the RWJF Health Games Research initiative. He has served on the Secretary’s Council for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and on the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board. Dr. Patrick is a co-founder of Santech, Inc. of La Jolla, California, which is developing web and mobile systems for health promotion and wellness.