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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 CNS track coordinator in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s DNP-Advanced Practice Program. Dr. Patch maintains a clinical practice with Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine's Armstrong Institute for Quality and Patient Safety. She has held progressive clinical, operational, and safety leadership positions across inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and austere settings. She also has extensive practical experience in emergency management and disaster response. This includes her former service as a U.S. Navy Nurse Corps officer and operations chief for JHM’s COVID-19 Unified Command Center, as well as current efforts as director of JHSON’s COVID Vaccine Volunteer Program. Dr. Patch is a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) instructor, a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, and a Just Culture Champion, and lectures internationally on patient/staff safety and emergency response topics. Her scholarly interests include intimate partner violence, assault mechanisms, and workplace violence in health care. She is a member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist’s Graduate Education Committee, the national Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention’s Medical Advisory Board, JHM Armstrong Institute’s Patient Safety Leadership Academy faculty, and has authored several peer-reviewed publications on violence, emergency response, and safety-related issues.

Additional Resources

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

  • Publications/Research

    Patch, M., Farag, Y., Anderson, J. C., Perrin, N., Kelen, G., & Campbell, J. C. (2021). United States ED visits by adult women for nonfatal intimate partner strangulation, 2006 to 2014: Prevalence and associated characteristics. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 47(3), 437-448.

    Davidson, P. M., & Patch, M. (2021). Time for a reset and recalibration: Healthcare in the post COVID era. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 8(2), 143–144.

    Patch, M., Farag, Y., Anderson, J. C., Perrin, N., Kelen, G., & Campbell, J. C. (2021). United States ED Visits by Adult Women for Nonfatal Intimate Partner Strangulation, 2006 to 2014: Prevalence and Associated Characteristics. Journal of Emergency Nursing, S0099-1767(21)00010-6. Advance online publication.

    Campbell, J. C., Messing, J., Patch, M., Bergin, A., & Cimino, A. (2020). Implications of brain injury in abused women for advocacy and health care. Domestic Violence Report.

    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

    2021  Isabel Hampton Robb Faculty Fellowship, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    2021  School of Nursing Informers and Educators (SONIE) Award for Best General Media Presence, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    2021  New Nurse Faculty Fellowship, Maryland Higher Education Commission

    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