Stephen W. Patrick, M.D., MPH, M.S., FAAP

Director, Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Division of Neonatology; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

VKC Member

Overview of Interests

Stephen W. Patrick is the Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy, an associate professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and an attending neonatologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He also currently serves as an Adjunct Physician Policy Research at RAND Corporation and is a guest researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, Florida State University College of Medicine, and Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Patrick completed his training in pediatrics, neonatology, and health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Patrick’s National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded research focuses on improving outcomes for opioid-exposed infants and women with opioid use disorder and evaluating state and federal drug control policies.