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Thomas Patterson

Thomas Patterson, PhD. Dr. Tom Patterson obtained his AB from San Diego State University, his MSc from the University of Georgia, and his PhD from UC Riverside. Tom is an evolutionary sociobiologist and an experimental psychologist. He is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego and has renowned expertise on behavioral interventions among HIV-positive persons and those at high risk of acquiring HIV and sexually transmitted infections. He developed a scale to assess everyday functioning in schizophrenia that has been mandated by the FDA and is in wide use, having been translated into 26 languages. He has held numerous grant awards from multiple sources and was the first researcher to be awarded a grant from NIH to develop and evaluate an intervention to reduce HIV transmission behaviors among HIV-positive drug users. He has taught a variety of courses including research design, advanced statistics, and human sexuality. He received a career achievement award from the National Hispanic Science Network in 2014.

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