Patti is a nurse with a PhD in Operations Analysis. She completed a 2-year post-doc research fellowship in the Department of Computer Science in the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory at UMCP where she focused upon the design of usable and error-mitigating HIT. She is a formally trained informatician, and her research is focused in mHealth, eHealth, & distributed eLearning.
2011-2013 “Development and Demonstration of a Unit-based Surgical Safety Program”. Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research. (P. Pronovost – PI; P. Abbott; Co-Investigator).
2010-2012 “Curriculum Development Center for Healthcare Information Technology Workforce”. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. 1U24OC000013-01 (PI – P. Abbott; Co-Investigator - H. Lehmann).
2010-2013 “University Based Training for Healthcare Information Technology Professionals.” Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. 1T15OC000048-01 (PI – H. Lehmann; Co-Investigator & Applied Health Informatics (AHI) Program Director P. Abbott).
2009-2013 “The Center for Cardiovascular Health in Vulnerable Populations”. National Institutes of Nursing Research. 1P30NR011409. PI-M. Kim. (Telemedicine Pilot PI- P. Abbott).
2008-2009 “The Complaint-Focused Neurologic History & Physical: “20 Questions” Diagnostic Gaming to Build Diagnostic Reasoning Skills ─ Software Platform Development & Pilot Testing in Clerkship Students.” American Academy of Neurology Education, Education Research Grant -081001. PI- D. Newman-Toker. Co-Investigator – P. Abbott.
2008-2009 “Medical Interviewing for Diagnostic Decision Support in the Emergency Department.” Agency for Healthcare Quality & Research. 1 R03 HS017755-01. PI – D. Newman-Toker. Co-Investigator – P. Abbott,