Patricia Gerrity, RN, PhD, FAAN

Patricia Gerrity, RN, PhD, FAAN image
Community Engagement Co-Chair
Professor Emerita

Patty has focused her career on providing access to health care for underserved populations through the advancement of nurse-led health centers. She was the Founding Director of the Sheller Eleventh Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, a nurse managed, federally qualified health center in North Philadelphia. The Center uses the Sanctuary Model coupled with a Culture of Mindfulness to enhance the well being of staff and each person’s capacity, both individually and collectively, to provide trauma informed care that is equally as sincere as it is skillful.

Areas of Interest:
Trauma informed primary care
Community engagement for co-creating health