Patricia E. McDonald, PhD, RN

Patricia E. McDonald.



Phone: 216.368.3345


Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • African Americans with Diabetes
  • Acceptance of Chronic Illness
  • Health Promotion of Caregivers

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator-Minority Supplement, "Teaching Acceptance to Chronically Ill Older Adults,"
  • Parent Grant "Teaching Resourcefulness to Chronically Ill Older Adults," Jaclene Zauszniewski, Principal Investigator, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health R01-NR04428.
  • Principal Investigator, "The Beauty for Ashes Project: A Church-Based Diabetes Care Program for African-Americans," Ohio Board of Regents.

Training Projects

  • Visiting Professor, University of Zimbabwe, Department of Nursing Science, Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa

Education Interests

  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Educational Background

  • BSN, Nursing, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • MSN, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • PhD, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI

Recent Publications