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Patty Wilson, PhD, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C

Assistant Professor
Patty Wilson
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Community
  • Disparities
  • Maternal Health
  • PTSD
  • Public Health
  • Resilience/Stress Coping
  • Self Care
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Trauma
  • Violence


Patty Wilson's clinical practice and research focus on improving the lives of those who have experienced trauma and working to create community-based interventions that address social determinants of health and promote health equity in BIPOC communities. She teaches pre-licensure MEN students and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) students. For her faculty practice, Dr. Wilson is the site coordinator for doctoral nursing students working as community health nurses at the House of Ruth Maryland, a shelter for families escaping intimate partner violence. Dr. Wilson has an extensive network of collaborations through her role at the House of Ruth Maryland and as principal investigator of the Passport to Freedom program, which provides psycho-educational sessions for women to promote self-awareness of the link between trauma and health and offers strategies to cope with symptoms of trauma/stress. Dr. Wilson practices as a PMHNP in a community-based behavioral health office in Baltimore City. She is an alumna of the ANA/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program and completed her doctoral and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner studies at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Jagasia, E., Lee, J. J., & Wilson, P. R. (2022). Promoting community institutional partnerships to improve the health of intimate partner violence survivors experiencing homelessness. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

    Zemlak, J., Wilson, P., VanGraafeiland, B., Rodney, T. (2021). Telehealth and the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner: Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. JAPNA-2021-DP-076.R1

    Wilson, P.R., Thorpe Jr, R.J., Sharps, P., & Laughon, K. (2020). The relationship between housing instability and intimate partner violence: A retrospective study. Public Health Nursing.

    Wilson, P., Laughon, K. (2015). House to house, shelter to shelter: Experiences of black women seeking housing after leaving abusive relationships. Journal of Forensic Nursing. 11(2), 77-83.

    Wilson, P; Pugh, L., (2005). Promoting nutrition in breastfeeding women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 34(1), 120-124.

  • Awards/Honors

    2018   STTI Research Award

    2017-2018   ANA/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program Post Doctorate

    2011-2016   ANA/ SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program Pre Doctorate

    2011-2013   AACN Johnson and Johnson Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar Award