Southeast Missouri State University, MS Healthcare Management, 2021
Wichita State University, PhD Community-Clinical Psychology, 2004
Wichita State University, MA Community-Clinical Psychology, 2001
University of South Alabama, BA Psychology, 1999
Current Instructor: Social and Developmental Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment


Academic Interests and Expertise
Healthcare access and self-advocacy for individuals with autism and related developmental disorders
Diagnosis and treatment of autism and related developmental disorders
Areas of Research Interest
Parenting practices in families with children with autism and related developmental disorders
Healthcare and community supports access for individuals with developmental disorders

Recent Publications:

  1. Stuber, G., & Patrick, R. (2010). Using school readiness data to support student learning: One state’s story. Phi Delta Kappan92, 35-38. 
  2. Palmer, S., Stuber, G., Klein, L., Horn, E., Poggio, J., & Patrick, R. (2008). Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Initiative Report: Fall 2007 (KS-KAI). Kansas Health Institute: Topeka, KS. 
  3. Medvene, L.J., Base, M., Patrick, R., & Wescott, J. (2006). Advance directives: Assessing stage of change and decisional balance in a community-based educational program. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 2298-2318.  
  4. Patrick, M. R., Snyder, J., Schrepferman, L., & Snyder, J. (2005). The joint contribution of early parental warmth, communication and tracking, and early child conduct problems on monitoring in late childhood. Child Development, 76, 999-1014.
  5. Snyder, J., Prichard, J., Schrepferman, L, Patrick, M. R., & Stoolmiller, M. (2004). Child impulsiveness-inattention, early peer experiences, and the development of early onset conduct problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 32, 579-594.
  6. Medvene, L. J., Wescott, J., Huckstadt, A., Ludlum, J., Langel, S., Mick, K., & Patrick, M. R. (2003). Promoting signing of advance directives in communities of faith. Journal of General and Internal Medicine, 19, 914-920. 
  7. Snyder, J., Brooker, M., Patrick, R., Snyder, A., Schrepferman, L., & Stoolmiller, M. (2003). Observed peer victimization during early elementary school: Continuity, growth, and relation to risk for child antisocial and depressive behavior. Child Development, 74, 1881-1889.
  8. Medvene, L. J., Patrick, M. R., & Wescott, J. (2002). Decision making about advance directives by married women. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 7, 263-273.