Patrick Dunn

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Health

Patrick Dunn, PhD, MS, MBA is a Senior Program Manager for Connected Heart Health and the AHA Inside initiative for the American Heart Association’s new Center of Excellence for Health Technology and Innovation. His role includes the development of science based care plans for cardiovascular health, and a research agenda for health technology and innovation. Patrick has a unique blend of knowledge and experience in healthcare, business development, quality and research. He has direct experience in hospital, physician practices, and start-up companies in for profit, nonprofit settings. Dr. Dunn is a clinical exercise physiologist and health educator with 32 years of experience in cardiac rehabilitation, preventive cardiology and wellness. His research interests are in the development of health literacy and self-management skills for patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. As a Blackbelt in Lean Six Sigma, and a researcher with skills in both quantitative and qualitative methods, Pat has been involved in multiple and research projects that have led to improved clinical outcomes for patients, better outcome measures for healthcare providers and reduced costs to the healthcare system.

Courses Taught

PUBH 8032 - SPSS Revealed

PUBH 8033 - Interpretation and application of data

PUBH 8045 - Applied Research in Public Health

WCSS 8900 - Statistics Literacy Seminar


PhD, Walden University

MS, Purdue University

BS, University of Dayton

Awards / Honors

Beginning Investigator Award, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2004


Dunn, P., Milheim, K. L. (2017). Strategies for enhancing informal patient education in nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

Courtney, M., Conard, S. E., Dunn, P., Scarborough, K. (2011). The Game of Health: An innovative lifestyle change program implemented in a family practice. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Dunn, P., Conard, S. (2018). Chronic care model in research and practice. International Journal of Cardiology

Dunn, P., Margaritis, V., Anderson, C. (2017). Understanding health literacy in patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The Qualitative Report

Dunn, P., Conard, S., Kirschner, L. (2017). Playing the game of health: Best practices for health optimization in a worksite setting with a case study of a real world example. Research in Health Science