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Michelle Patch, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
Clinical Nurse Specialist Track Coordinator
Michelle Patch
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Emergency
  • Interprofessional
  • Safety
  • Violence


Michelle Patch is a board-certified adult health clinical nurse specialist and coordinator of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Track in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s DNP Advanced Practice Program. Dr. Patch maintains a clinical practice with Johns Hopkins Medicine's Armstrong Institute and Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Department of Patient Safety. She has extensive practical experience in emergency management and disaster response, including former service as a U.S. Navy Nurse Corps officer and current efforts staffing the Johns Hopkins Unified Command Center. She has held progressive clinical, operational, and safety leadership positions in various inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and austere settings. She is a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) instructor, a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, and lectures internationally on safety-related topics. Her scholarly interests include intimate partner violence, assault mechanisms, and workplace violence in health care. Dr. Patch is an active member of the national Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention’s Medical Advisory Board, research committee chair for the Academy of Forensic Nursing, faculty for the Armstrong Institute’s Patient Safety Leadership Academy, and has authored several peer-reviewed publications on violence and safety-related topics.

Additional Resources

Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.

  • Publications/Research

    Patch, M., Anderson, J. C., & Campbell, J. C. (2018). Injuries of women surviving intimate partner strangulation and subsequent emergency health care seeking: An integrative evidence review. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44(4), 384-393.

    Messing, J. T., Patch, M., Sullivan-Wilson, J., Kelen, G. D., & Campbell, J. (2018).
    Differentiating between attempted, completed and multiple nonfatal strangulation of female intimate partner violence victims. Women’s Health Issues, 28(1), 104-111.

    Campbell, J. C., Anderson, J. C., McFadgion, A., Gill, J., Zink, E., Patch, M.,…Campbell, D. (2018). The effects of intimate partner violence and probable traumatic brain injury on central nervous system symptoms. Journal of Women’s Health, 27(6), 761-767.

    Patch, M. Intimate partner violence: How to start a conversation with your patients and staff. September 2018. 

    Howard, J., Levy, F., Mareiniss, D., Patch, M., Craven, C., McCarthy, M., et al. (2010).
    New legal protections for reporting patient errors under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act: A review of the medical literature and analysis. Journal of Patient Safety, 6(3), 147-152.

  • Awards/Honors

    2019 Cynthia and Peter Rosenwald Nursing Innovation Award

    2016-2017 Trainee, Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program, Johns Hopkins
    Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

    2016 Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Professional Development Award

    2014-2016 Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar

    2008 Sigma Theta Tau Nu Beta Chapter Award

    2006 Dorothy Lydia Tharp Conkin Scholar, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    2000 Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

    1999 Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society