Patricia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grinnell College in 1983. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Psychology in 1992 from Yeshiva University in New York. Her professional positions have included Behavioral Scientist for the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY; Co-Director of the Family Medicine Clerkship at UW School of Medicine, Seattle, WA; and staff therapist positions at Eastside Mental Health and Samaritan Counseling Service. Patricia joined the Valley Family Medicine faculty in 1999. In addition to coordinating the residency’s behavioral medicine curriculum, she is a licensed marriage and family therapist and maintains a clinical practice at the residency clinic. Her professional interests include family system’s therapy, medical ethics and the relationship between nutrition and mood disorders. In her free time she likes to kayak, skate-ski, play piano and kick back with family and friends.