Hello my name is Patti! I develop culturally sensitive health and wellness curriculum for students and scholars.
For the past 10 years, I have developed health education curriculum with a sociocultural lens to address urban health disparities, toxic stress stemming from racial and social injustice, and body image stereotypes among women and girls of color. As a professor and researcher, the goal of my work is to improve the quality of life among students, scholars, women, and children.
From working in sub-Saharan Africa for over 10 years leading intercontinental humanitarian projects, to my "Hair: Culture, Politics, and Technology" course at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and most recently as the Interim CEO at the Rutgers Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Newark, New Jersey, my work has allowed me to impact communities, students, institutions, and fellow academics. Contact me for my curriculum, to conduct workshops, trainings or professional development for students and scholars.