Patricia Brennan, PhD, RN, MS, DFNAP
Patricia Brennan, PhD, RN, MS, DFNAP
Samuel Merritt University
School of Nursing
Dr. Brennan recently completed an NIH appointment as Faculty Champion for Genetics and Genomics and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the NIH National Genome Research Institute’s Genetics and Genomics Competency Center, an inter-disciplinary project developed and maintained to assist in the development of model curricula for integration of genetics and genomics into clinical practice and academic training.
Dr. Brennan received both her graduate degrees from the University of California, San Francisco; her MS is in Critical Care Trauma and her PhD in Health Policy. Prior to joining academia four years ago, the majority of her 30-year career had been spent in providing leadership in academic health care settings specifically focused on providing inter-disciplinary care to high acuity patient populations, with significant work addressing the economic implications of high cost treatment modalities.
Her research interests include health policy issues related to access to care, particularly in regard to acuity based models of care delivery, the subject of her PhD Dissertation. Health disparities research and the impact that race, gender and geography play in the allocation of resources are of great interest to Dr. Brennan. She has spoken both nationally and internationally on the integration of genetics and genomics into inter-professional curricula. The ethical, legal and social implications of the application of genomic healthcare and the health policy issues that are likely to arise, given issues regarding access to and cost of these advancing technologies, are of particular interest to Dr. Brennan.
The potential opportunity to work with Sutter Health’s RD&D program to pursue Health Services Research, help in the development of best practices and the ultimate dissemination of new knowledge derived from such research under the leadership of Drs. Brotman, Rowbotham and Fry is incredibly exciting. Projects such as the HVHC project dealing with clinical outcomes while decreasing cost as well as the Shared Decision making initiatives are just two of the previous projects pursued under the Sutter leadership that could be models for future projects dealing with both access to high cost treatment modalities and shared decision making in terms of genomic health care. Collaborative efforts linking service and academia hold great promise and the forethought of the leadership at Sutter Health to consider such collaboration presents limitless opportunity. Dr. Brennan hopes to contribute to this effort.
Selected Recent Publications and National and International Presentations
Matsuda, E. & Brennan, P. (2012). The effectiveness of continuous subcutaneous insulin pumps with continuous glucose monitoring in outpatient adolescents with type 1 diabetes: A systematic review. Joanna Briggs Institute Library of Systematic Reviews. Retrieved from http://connect.jbiconnectplus.org/ViewSourceFile.aspx?0=6969.
Brennan, P. & Villaneuva, C. (2012). Arresting Sepsis through Interprofessional Education: Poster Presentation. National Academy of Practice Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 2012.
Villaneuva, C & Brennan, P (2012). Curricular Innovations from Practice to Ivory Tower: A Sepsis Education Project for Nursing with Potential Interprofessional Collaborations. Podium Presentation: International Meeting on Simulation in Health Care, San Diego, CA: January 2012.
Brennan, P (2011). Incorporating Genetics and Genomics into Nursing Curriculum. Podium Presentation: International Society of Nurses in Genetics: Montreal, Canada: October 2011.
Brennan, P (2011). Faculty Champion Driven Curriculum Innovations in Genetics and Genomics. Podium Presentation: International Conference of the Global Alliance for Leadership in Nursing Education and Science (GANES), Washington DC, December 2010.
Brennan, P. Incorporating Genetics and Genomics into Health Sciences Curriculum: an Exemplar. Podium Presentation: National Institutes of Health, National Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD, September 2010.
Brennan, P. (2006). Public Solicitation of Organs on the Internet: Ethical and Policy Issues. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 32(2): 191-193.
Mudge, C., Carlson, L., Brennan, P. Transplantation: The Procedure and Implications pp 731-769. Contemporary Nephrology Nursing: Principles and Practices, Second Edition, Anita Molzahn, editor, 2006.
|2011||Samuel Merritt University Faculty Incentive Award||$10,000|
|2009||Samuel Merritt University Innovative Teaching Grant||$1,600|
|2008||Graduate Student Research Award, UCSF||$2,000|
|2008||Century Club Doctoral Award, UCSF||$1,000|
|2005-2008||Betty Irene Moore Doctoral Fellowship, UCSF||$180,000|
|2011-current||Editor, Genetics and Genomics Competency Center, National Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health|
|2012-2013||University Government Relations Collaborative Appointee, American Academy of Colleges of Nursing|