Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics

The Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB) is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine and its standing follows from the prominence of public health in the mission of the Department of Defense. The mission of the PMB Department is "to enhance health in human populations through medical education, research, and service that support and improve programs of preventive medicine, community health, and health promotion in the uniformed services."

Patrick Hickey, MD, LTC, MC, USA

Name: Patrick Hickey, MD, LTC, MC, USA

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Deputy Director, Associate Professor

Email: patrick.hickey@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 295-3173
Room: Bldg A, Room 2067

Profile

Profile

Patrick Hickey, MD, FAAP. - LTC Hickey received his undergraduate training in Anthropology at Brown University and his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at Tripler Army Medical Center and then served as the Deputy ARCENT-SA Surgeon in Saudi Arabia before returning to Tripler as a Staff Pediatrician. LTC Hickey then transferred to Korea, where he served as a MEDEVAC Battalion Flight Surgeon before entering a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Upon completion of his Fellowship, LTC Hickey served as a Pediatric Infectious Diseases attending at Walter Reed, deploying to Iraq, where he served as the Director of MEDEVAC Operations and Chief of Pediatrics at the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad. In 2008, LTC Hickey joined the Division of Tropical Public Health at USUHS. He holds Associate Professor appointments in Preventive Medicine & Biometrics as well as Pediatrics. He serves as the Program Director for the Master in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, directs the Training in Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health Curriculum (an ASTMH Certificate Program), the Executive Director of the Military Medical Humanitarian Assistance Course, and remains active in teaching, research, and clinical supervision of Pediatric residents and Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellows. In addition to his academic degrees, LTC Hickey is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and holds a Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine and Travel Health by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Degrees

  • MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • B.A., Anthropology, Brown University

Primary Teaching Roles

Course Director for Principals and Practice of Tropical Medicine: a Clinically and epidemiologically focused 6 credit hour course for MPH, MTM&H students, and those enrolled in the ASTMH Diploma Course. Taught once per year in the Spring term. July 08 - present.

Course Director for Travel Medicine: a clinically focused 3 credit hour course for MPH, MTM&H students and those enrolled in the ASTMH Diploma Course, includes both didactic and patient contact components. Taught twice per year in the Winter and Spring terms. July 08 - present.

Course Director for Tropical Medicine Rounds, a clinically focused 2 credit hour course for Masters in Tropical Medicine and Health (MTM&H) students and those enrolled in the ASTMH Diploma Course. Taught once per year in the Spring term. July 08 - present

Areas of Expertise:

  • Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Humanitarian Assistance

Selected Recent Publications

  • Hickey PW, Kuehn DR, Aviles R, Yu C, Watson CM, Medina R, Lopez M.
    Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice Regarding HIV Testing among Female Military Family Members of Child-Bearing Age in Honduras. Military Medicine. In press. Accepted June 2013.
  • Kersgard C and Hickey PW. Trends in U.S. Military Health System (MHS) Malaria
    Chemoprophylaxis Prescribing Patterns from 2007-2011. Journal of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2013; 89(2):317-25.
  • Oravec GJ, Artino AR, Hickey PW. Surveying Active-Duty Physicians' Perceptions
    and Satisfaction with Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Missions: Implications for the Field. PLOS One, 2013;8(3):e57814.
  • Kammerer K, Higginson A, Hickey PW. Recommendations for Diarrhea
    Management during Medical Stability Operations. Military Medicine, 2012 July;177(7): 870-876.
  • Hickey PW, Cape, KE, Penny Masuoka P, Campos JM, Pastor W, Wong EC, Singh N. A Local, Regional, and National Assessment of Pediatric Malaria in the United States. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2011 May;18(3):153-160. (editorial accompanies this manuscript).
  • Hollon JR and Hickey PW. Select Clinical Recommendations for Military Medical Practitioners Conducting Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Activities. Military Medicine. 2010 Sep; 175(9):647-654.
  • Bear KA, Higginson AI, Hickey PW. Disparities Exist in the Availability of Outpatient Malaria Treatment in Maryland, USA. J Trav Med. 2010; Volume 17 (Issue 4): 228-232
  • Hickey PW, Sutton DA, Fothergill AW,Rinaldi MG, Wickes BL, Schmidt HJ, Walsh TJ.Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans: A Novel RespiratoryPathogen in PatientsWith Cystic Fibrosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2009 Oct;47(10):3091-7.
  • DiFazio MP, Braun L, Freedman S, Hickey P. Rotavirus-induced seizures in childhood.J Child Neurol. 2007 Dec;22(12):1367-70.
  • Stagliano D, Epstein J, and Hickey P. Fomite transmitted coccidioidomycosis in an immunocompromised child. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2007 May;26(5):454-6.
  • Moon JE, Lettieri CJ, Hickey PW, Gray MR, Berg BW, Hospenthal DR. Prevalence of leptospiral antibody in US Army blood donors in Hawaii. Mil Med. 2004; 169(9):687-90.

Walter Tinling, MPH

Name: Walter Tinling, MPH

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
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Sherry Stone, MHA

Name: Sherry Stone, MHA

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
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Richard Southby, PhD

Name: Richard Southby, PhD

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
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Patrick Sculley, DDS, MA

Name: Patrick Sculley, DDS, MA

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
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Gaston Randolph, MHA

Name: Gaston Randolph, MHA

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
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Joseph Procaccino Jr., JD

Name: Joseph Procaccino Jr., JD

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Faculty
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Profile

Mr. Joseph A. Procaccino, Jr. is an attorney licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both Classical Humanities and also Political Science from George Washington University. He received his Juris Doctor degree from American University and a Masters degree in Forensic Medicine from George Washington University.

 Mr. Procaccino is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the Department of Defense’s Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS) where he teaches Medical Jurisprudence and Bioethical issues. He has been on the faculty at USUHS since 1991. He is also on the faculty of the Defense Department’s Medxellence Program.

 Mr. Procaccino has served as the Legal Advisor to the Surgeon General, United States Air Force, and Senior Counsel for Health Affairs for the Air Force Judge Advocate General from 1993 until his retirement from that position in 2017. Prior to that, he was the Senior Medical Law Counsel for the Tort Claims and Litigation Branch of the Air Force Legal Operations Agency. He also served as the legal representative to the Surgeon General’s Medical Practice Review Board and Clinical Investigation Review Committee, and participated in the Department of Defense Health Affairs Committee for Risk Management and Quality Assurance. He has been designated as a lecturer on Bioethics at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and spent twenty years as Medico-Legal Editor of “The Reporter”, the journal of The Air Force Judge Advocate General. Mr. Procaccino has accumulated over 42 years of federal service.

Mr. Procaccino is the recipient of the James O. Wrightson Award as the outstanding civilian attorney for the Air Force and holds both a Distinguished Educator Award and the Outstanding Service Medal from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is also the recipient of the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, and the Air Force Outstanding Career Service Medal.

In addition to his government service, Mr. Procaccino has been appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor teaching Health Law at the University of Maryland Graduate School, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University, teaching ethics and medical law.  He has been on the faculty of Georgetown University’s Healthcare Leadership Institute teaching professional ethics during its eleven year tenure, and served as an elected member of the Alexandria Hospital Corporation and the New York Academy of Sciences.  Mr. Procaccino has published numerous articles and lectures internationally to healthcare and legal groups on the subjects of health law, medical liability, and bioethics.  He is also editor of the book “Thesaurus of Medical Word Roots.”

Mr. Procaccino was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1973.  He subsequently served in the U.S. Army Reserve in both the Signal Corps and Military Intelligence Branch.

He was born in the Bronx, New York and is married to the former Margaret Ann Cizler.  They have two daughters, Cristina Marie and Carla Teresa.

 

(Current as of January 2017)

 

Gregg Meyer, MD

Name: Gregg Meyer, MD

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
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John McQueston, MD

Name: John McQueston, MD

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
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Eric Marks, MD

Name: Eric Marks, MD

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Adjunct Faculty
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