Meet Our Staff
Dr. P. Daniel Patterson Phd.
Dr. P. Daniel Patterson studies safety in emergency care settings with special emphasis on safety culture, fatigue, shift work, sleep health, teamwork, medical errors and adverse events, and clinician injury in the prehospital EMS setting. Collaborations have led to creation of reliable and valid safety measurement tools and establishing base rate data for key indicators of EMS safety. Dr. Patterson has led multi-disciplinary teams in evidence reviews and experimental studies testing novel intereventions to improve safety. His research is informed by immersion in the EMS setting as a paramedic clinician.
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Joe Condle is currently working as a Research Specialist in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He has a BS in physics and a MS in Information Science.
For 20 years he volunteered as a PA State certified paramedic for Forest Hills/Chalfant Rescue 8 in Forest Hills Pa. For the last 11 years in the Department of Emergency Medicine Joe worked on The ROC (Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium) project. He abstracted cardiac arrest data from trip sheets and cardiac monitors.
Katharyn Louise (Holquist) Flickinger M.S
Kate Flickinger is currently working as a Research Specialist in the Applied Physiology Lab (APL) in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She graduated Allegheny College in 2012, with a major in Biology and a double minor in Psychology and Dance and Movement Studies. Kate has always been infatuated with science, particularly Biology and the fact that the field is ever-expanding and always discovering new things.
Prior to starting her job at APL, Kate had always thought that she wanted to be a Veterinarian, but her job within the Emergency Medicine Department has opened a whole new window of opportunity for her. Kate is now working towards her PhD in Exercise Physiology with a focus on Emergency Medicine with the ultimate goal of continuing to expand the line of human physiology research in the APL. Working in this lab has taught her the importance of Emergency Medicine and the unique needs of both the patients, and providers.
Denisse Sequeira is a Research Specialist with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience. She has worked as a research assistant with the Department of Emergency Medicine for more than three years. She has assisted and coordinated projects related to EMS provider education, EMS provider fatigue, as well as studies focused on stroke triage in the prehospital setting. She has worked on projects previously funded by the MedEvac foundation and presented at national meetings on research germane to prehospital care (ie., American Heart Association and NAEMSP). Ms. Sequeira will serve as project coordinator for members of the research team.