Patricia Findley, Dr.PH., M.S.W.

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Associate Professor, School of Social Work , (848) 932-5365

Patricia A. Findley, DrPH, MSW, is an Associate Professor of Social Work. Her research interests include chronic illness, physical disability, interprofessional health education, and cancer survivorship. She holds a research scholar position within the Veterans Administration where she explores both physical and mental health issues, as well as gender issues within the veteran population. Past projects included examining a Medicaid Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver through a NIH K-Award grant and validation of the Medical Listings and program reform of the Social Security Disability Determination Process through a collaborative agreement with the Social Security Administration. She has a long clinical history in working with those with disabilities in medical rehabilitation settings, and more recently co-authored a book, The Cancer Survivor Handbook: The Essential Guide to Cancer Survivorship. Her research appears in peer-reviewed rehabilitation, public health and medical journals including Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Women’s Health Issues, Preventive Medicine, and Journal of General Internal Medicine. She serves an associate and managing editor for the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.