Patricia E. McDonald, PhD, RN

Patricia E. McDonald.



Phone: 216.368.3345


Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • African Americans with Diabetes
  • Acceptance of Chronic Illness
  • Health Promotion of Caregivers

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator-Minority Supplement, "Teaching Acceptance to Chronically Ill Older Adults,"
  • Parent Grant "Teaching Resourcefulness to Chronically Ill Older Adults," Jaclene Zauszniewski, Principal Investigator, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health R01-NR04428.
  • Principal Investigator, "The Beauty for Ashes Project: A Church-Based Diabetes Care Program for African-Americans," Ohio Board of Regents.

Training Projects

  • Visiting Professor, University of Zimbabwe, Department of Nursing Science, Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa

Education Interests

  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Educational Background

  • BSN, Nursing, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • MSN, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • PhD, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI

Recent Publications

  • McDonald, P. E. (2016). Lean on Me (Selected to be included in the Narrate Provost Scholars). Think: The magazine of Case Western Reserve University (vol. Fall/Winter 2016, pp. 28-31).

  • Parks, M. D., Morris, D. L., Kolcaba, K., & McDonald, P. E. (2015). An evaluation of patient comfort during acute psychiatric hospitalization. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, doi: 10.1111/ppc.12134.  
  • Barber, D., Gary, F. A., McDonald, P. E., Andrews, C. M., & Barber, J., & Xu, J. (2015). Co-morbid Illness in dual diagnosed methadone maintenance individuals. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education, and Policy, 8(1), 1020-1035. ISBN 987-0-9794409-0-8 / ISBN 0-9794409-0-4 @ 2007-2015 Winston-Salem University.