Patrick O'Mahen, Ph.D. - Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety
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Patrick O'Mahen, Ph.D.


Investigator, Health Policy, Quality & Informatics, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness & Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine


Phone: 713-794-1414 ext.10387

Research Interests

  • Exploring the effects of broader national health policy (e.g. the ACA and repeal efforts) on the health care options for and health care consumption of veterans
  • Analyzing the influences of Veterans Organizations and political institutions on the development of VA policy
  • Examining trends in underlying fiscal expenditure patterns of the VHA


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • B.S., Political Science and Spanish, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Awards and Activities

  • Volunteer Lecturer, Baylor College of Medicine “Wednesday School” Lecture Series, Program for Internal Medicine Residents, 2016
  • Outside Consultant on Health Policy to American Federation of Teachers, 2015-2016
  • Rackham Graduate School (University of Michigan) One-Term Dissertation Grant, 2012
  • Alfred Myer Summer Fellowship, 2011
  • University of Michigan, Department of Political Science Thesis Grant, 2010-2011
  • Rackham Graduate School Graduate Research Grant, 2010
  • John Kingdon Award, Best Graduate Student Instructor, Political Science University of Michigan, 2007
  • Health Insurance/Health Care Specialist for Collective Bargaining, Graduate Employees Organization, University of Michigan, 2007-2013

Dr. O'Mahen's PubMed Link *

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