Research Associate IV
Deidre Patterson, MPH, is a research associate IV at the Alcohol Research Group. She received her undergraduate degrees in psychology from Brooklyn College (CUNY) and her MPH in Community Health from Hunter College (CUNY). She works on diverse topics including economic conditions and alcohol problems and alcohol-related problem and consumption measurement. Other research interests include ethnic variation in drinking behavior, disparities in alcohol behaviors and treatment, as well as cultural and community effects on alcohol drinking patterns. Prior to joining ARG, Deidre worked at the Cancer Prevention Institute (formerly Northern California Cancer Center) supporting research on life exposures, pubertal development, and cancer risk in adulthood and at Cancer Care (New York), working as a research assistant on studies looking at side effects of cancer treatment, as well as social networks and support systems for patients.