P. Daniel Patterson, PhD, MPH, MS, NRP

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; EMSARN Primary Investigator

3600 Forbes Ave. Iroquois Bld. Suite 400A
Pittsburgh, PA. 15261


2012 -- MS -- Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh

2008 -- Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship by AHA & SAEM

2006 -- Post-Doc Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2004 -- PhD -- University of South Carolina

2001 -- MPH -- University of South Carolina

2000 -- BS -- Appalachian State University


Dr. P. Daniel Patterson studies safety in emergency care settings with special emphasis on safety culture, fatigue, shift work, sleep health, teamwork, medical errors and adverse events, and clinician injury in the prehospital EMS setting.  Collaborations have led to creation of reliable and valid safety measurement tools and establishing base rate data for key indicators of EMS safety.  Dr. Patterson has led multi-disciplinary teams in evidence reviews and experimental studies testing novel interventions to improve safety.  His research is informed by immersion in the EMS setting as a paramedic clinician.

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Title: Developing Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines for Emergency Medical Services

Project Period:  4/1/16 – 6/7/18

Sponsor: National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)

               US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Grant Number:  DTNH2215C00029


Title: Sleep-Wake Patterns and Real Time Fatigue Reduction in EMS Clinicians – Phase II

Project Period: 1/1/16 – 6/30/17

Sponsor: MedEvac Foundation International (Francis X. Guyette, MD – Co-PI)

Grant Number:  N/A