Patricia Gerrity, RN, PhD, FAAN
Associate Dean for Community Programs, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions; Director, Eleventh Street Family Health Services of Drexel University
Patricia Gerrity, RN, PhD, FAAN Patricia Gerrity, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is the Associate Dean for Community Programs in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University.
She is also the Director of the 11th Street Family Health Services, the College's community oriented, comprehensive health center in North Philadelphia.
The center, based on a community participatory model, targets its care to the underserved and residents of public housing.
secured initial funding for the center and continues to attract funding to projects related to the interface between public health and primary care.
has promoted a transdisciplinary model of care to better meet the complex needs of the underserved.
With funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts, she has led the development of this model to improve the care of adults with chronic illness.
is particularly interested in the integration of primary care and behavioral health.
In recognition of her work nationally, Dr. Gerrity served as a fellow from 1998-2000 at the International Center for Health Leadership Development, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL..
was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow in 2002 and continues to be active in programs offered through the foundation.
She has a Ph.D. in Health Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of City and Regional Planning; a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.
was elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing
in 1995, an honor held by only 1200 nurses in the United States.
Warren and his wife, Pat
, now live at Pennswood Village, a Quaker continuing care retirement community.