Rm 117, 2206 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
phone: 6048229462
fax: 6048224994

Dr. Patrick has trained in infectious diseases and epidemiology.

His research interests centre around interdisciplinary approaches to managing emerging infectious diseases. Examples:

  • Institution and evaluation of programs to control antimicrobial misuse and curb antibiotic resistance.
  • Linking clinical, epidemiological and genomic sciences to explore etiology of idiopathic chronic diseases

He is an associate member of the UBC Faculty of Dentistry in the department of Oral Health Sciences.

Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health Practice. BC Centre for Disease Control.
Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, UBC

A few examples:

Patrick DM, Hutchinson J. Antibiotic Utilization and Population Ecology: How You Can Reduce Your “Resistance Footprint”. Can Med Assoc J 2009; 180 (4):416-21 doi:10.1503/CMAJ.080626. SA.

Marra F, Marra CA, Richardson K, Lynd L, Kozyrskyj A, Patrick DM, Bowie W, FitzGerald JM. Antibiotic use in children is associated with increased risk of asthma. Pediatrics. 2009 Mar;123(3):1003-10. CA.

Pourbohloul B, Ahued A, Davoudi B, Meza R, Meyers LA, Skowronski DM, Villaseñor I, Galván F,
Cravioto P, Earn DJ, Dushoff J, Fisman D, Edmunds WJ, Hupert N, Scarpino SV, Trujillo J, Lutzow M, Morales J, Contreras A, Chávez C, Patrick DM, Brunham RC. Initial human transmission dynamics of the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus in North America. Influenza Other Respi Viruses. 2009 Sep;3(5):215-22. MA.

Vrbova L, Stephen C, Kasman N, Boehnke R, Doyle-Waters M, Chablitt-Clark A, Gibson B, Fitzgerald M, Patrick DM. Systematic Review of Surveillance Systems for Emerging Zoonoses. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2010; 57(3): 154-61. CA.

Skowronski DM, De Serres G, Crowcroft NS, Janjua NZ, Boulianne N, Hottes TS, Rosella LC, Dickinson JA, Gilca R, Sethi P, Ouhoummane N, Willison DJ, Rouleau I, Petric M, Fonseca K, Drews SJ, Rebbapragada A, Charest H, Hamelin ME, Boivin G, Gardy JL, Li Y, Kwindt TL, Patrick DM, Brunham RC; Canadian SAVOIR Team. Association between the 2008-09 seasonal influenza vaccine and pandemic H1N1 illness during Spring-Summer 2009: four observational studies from Canada. PLoS Med. 2010 Apr 6;7(4):e1000258. MA.

McKay R, Vrbova L, Fuertes E, Chong M, David S, Dreher K, Purych D, Blondel-Hill E, Henry B, Marra F, Kendall PR, Patrick DM. Evaluation of the Do Bugs Need Drugs? program in British Columbia: Can we curb antibiotic prescribing? Can J ID Med Micro 2011; 22(1): 19-24.

Himsworth CG, Parsons KL, Jardine C, Patrick DM. Rats, cities, people, and pathogens: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of literature regarding the ecology of rat-associated zoonoses in urban centers. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2013 Jun;13(6):349-59. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2012.1195. Epub 2013 Apr 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 23590323et al. “Rats, Cities, People, and Pathogens: A systematic review and narrative synthesis of literature regarding the ecology of rat-associated zoonoses in urban centers” in press Vector-Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2013 Jun;13(6): 349-59. PMID: 23590323

Finley R, Glass-Kaastra SK, Hutchinson J, Patrick DM, Weiss K, Conly J. Declines in outpatient antimicrobial use in Canada (1995-2010). PLoS One. 2013 Oct 16;8(10):e76398. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076398. PubMed PMID: 24146863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3797838.

Miller RR, Gardy JL, Tang P, Patrick DM. A metagenomic approach to investigate the microbial causes of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: moving beyond XMRV. Fatigue. 2013 Oct;1(4):185-189. PubMed PMID: 24273702; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3835061.

Miller RR, Montoya V, Gardy JL, Patrick DM, Tang P. Metagenomics for pathogen detection in public health. Genome Med. 2013 Sep 20;5(9):81. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24050114.

Glass-Kaastra SK, Finley R, Hutchinson J, Patrick DM, Weiss K, Conly J. Does variation among provincial drug formulary antimicrobial listings in Canada influence prescribing rates? PLoS One. 2014 Sep 9;9(9):e107515. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107515. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25203557; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4159347.

Patrick DM, Chambers C, Purych D, Chong M, George D, Marra F. Value of an aggregate index in describing the impact of trends in antimicrobial resistance for Escherichia coli. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2015 Jan-Feb;26(1):33-8. PubMed PMID: 25798152; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4353267.

Patrick DM, Miller RR, Gardy JL, Parker SM, Morshed MG, Steiner TS, Singer J, Shojania K, Tang P; Complex Chronic Disease Study Group. Lyme Disease Diagnosed by Alternative Methods: A Common Phenotype with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 16. pii: civ470. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26082507.

SPPH 520 Control of Communicable Diseases
Lectures in SPPH 502 (Epidemiology), 523 (Global Health), 524 (Biological Basis of Public Health Practice)
MEDD 410 Undergraduate Medical Curriculum (Introduction to Microbiology and Infectious Disease)

PhD Students:
Rachel McKay
Kaylee Byers
Negar Chavoshi
David Roth

MSc Students:
Michelle Coombe
Post-Doctoral Fellows:
Ruth Miller
Farshad Pourmalek