David A. Patterson, Silver Wolf (Adelv unegv Waya) joined the Brown School in 2012. Dr. Patterson has over 15 years of providing clinical, addiction-related services and is currently an Associated Researcher with the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions and the Buffalo Center for Social Research.
best practice implementation in human services organizations, specifically investigating worker and organizational characteristics and their roles in implementing and disseminating empirically-supported practices
. His research has been funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism along with state and university funds.
Dr. Patterson also studies factors that improve underrepresented minority college student’s academic success. He is specifically interested in Native American/American Indian health and wellness, particularly on issues related to college retention. Dr. Patterson developed and is testing a brief intervention that increases underrepresented minority college student’s retention rates.
At the Brown School, he teaches substance abuse courses and works closely with Kathryn M. Buder Center Scholars. You can follow Dr. Patterson’s blog Native American Commitment to Wellness & Respect.