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Patricia Bacchus, PhD, BSN, RN


Pat received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati.  She has practiced nursing for over 25 years in the areas of medical/surgical nursing, ambulatory services, women’s health, minority health, and community health program development.  She received a Master’s degree in health promotion and education (MEd) with a focus on community and public health and has over 10 years’ experience in program development and evaluation.  Her career includes work at the American Heart and Stroke Associations where she served as program director for the Operation Heartbeat and Operation Stroke programs for multiple counties in southwest Ohio.  Pat has taught undergraduate nursing courses, provided clinical training for nursing students, and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in community health promotion and education.  She is currently completing a doctoral degree in health education at the University of Cincinnati with an expected completion date in 2018.  Her professional interests include chronic diseases, health behaviors, and disease prevention in marginalized populations, and the relationship between spirituality and health.  Pat serves as a nurse with the Telephone Assessment and Skill-Building Kit (TASK III Program) for stroke family caregivers.