Patrick DeLeon, Ph.D., MPH, JD

Patrick H DeLeon, Ph.D., MPH, JD

Name: Patrick H DeLeon, Ph.D., MPH, JD

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Ph.D in Nursing Science Program
Title: 
Distinguished Professor
Faculty Rank: 
Full Professor
Location: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Health Policy

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-1125

Education

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology - Purdue University - 1969
MPH Health Administration - University of Hawaii
JD - Columbus School of Law, Catholic University

Biography

Patrick H. DeLeon, Ph.D., M.P.H., JD
Pat DeLeon is the Distinguished Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (DoD) in the School of Nursing and School of Medicine. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science in 2008 and served as President of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2000. For over 38 years he was on the staff of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) retiring as his Chief of Staff. He has received numerous national awards including the Order of Military Medical Merit; Distinguished Service Medal, USUHS; National League for Nursing Council for Nursing Centers, First Public Policy Award; Sigma Theta Tau, Inc., International Honor Society of Nursing, First Public Service Award; Ruth Knee/Milton Wittman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health/Mental Health Policy, NASW; Delta Omega Honor Society Award for Outstanding Alumnus from a School of Public Health; APA Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology Award; American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Practice of Psychology; and Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Hawaii. He has been awarded three honorary degrees. He is currently the editor of Psychological Services. He has over 200 publications.