Stephen W. Patrick, MD, MPH, MS

Stephen W. Patrick, MD, MPH, MS

Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy
The Center for Child Health Policy
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
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(615) 875-5891

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL, 2007
Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2007
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2011
Pediatric Residency-University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship-University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

Clinical Interests

Health services research, health policy, child health policy, child health services research, opioid, maternal child health, neonatal abstinence syndrome, neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome

Research Information

Stephen W. Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, is the Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy, Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and an attending neonatologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. He also currently serves as an Adjunct Physician Policy Research at RAND Corporation and is a Guest Researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, Florida State University College of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Patrick completed his training in pediatrics, neonatology and health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan. Dr. Patrick's National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded research focuses on improving outcomes for opioid-exposed infants and women with opioid use disorder and evaluating state and federal drug control policies. He previously served as Senior Science Policy Advisor to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Dr. Patrick is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Use and Prevention and has been a voting member on several US Food and Drug Administration Advisory Boards focused on opioid use in children. He has testified about the impact of the opioid epidemic on pregnant women and infants before committees in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. Dr. Patrick's awards include the American Medical Association Foundation Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award, the Academic Pediatric Association Fellow Research Award, Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Early Career Physician of the Year, the Nemours Child Health Services Research Award and the Society for Pediatric Research Young Investigator Award.

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