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Joan Marie Patterson

Joan Marie Patterson, American maternal/child health educator, psychologist. Licensed psychologist, Minnesota.


  • Patterson, Joan Marie was born on August 24, 1943 in Austin, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of W. Donald and Dorothy (Hazel Kulzer) Engel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1974. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1983.


    • Research associate University Minnesota, St. Paul, 1983-1984, Minneapolis, 1988-1989, assistant professor, 1989-1993, associate professor, since 1993, since 1993. Director research Center for Children with Chronic Illness and Disability, Minneapolis, 1989, chair maternal & child health program, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed psychologist, Minnesota.


    • Editor 5 books. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member American Public Health Association, American Psychological Association, Association for Care of Children's Health, American Association Marriage and Family Therapy, National Council on Family Relations, Family Resource Coalition, American Family Therapy Association, Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Delta Omega.


    • Children: Susan, James.
    • father: W. Donald Engel
    • mother: Dorothy (Hazel Kulzer) Engel
    • children: Susan Patterson
    • James Patterson
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    Born August 24, 1943
    (age 74)