Dr. Patterson's research focuses on using network analysis to measure how social and spatial networks impact the overall wellbeing of individuals and communities. Her training in research methods and network analysis provides ample opportunities to design, conduct, and collaborate on a variety of studies within behavioral science. Most recently, this has involved using a network perspective to study compulsive exercise and body satisfaction among sorority members, interpersonal violence on college campuses, addiction recovery communities, adolescent physical activity, and inner-city risk networks for long-haul truck drivers, among others.
- Ph.D. in Health Education, Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) 2016
- M.P.H. in Community Health, Baylor University - (Waco, Texas, United States) 2012
- B.A. in Psychology, Baylor University - (Waco, Texas, United States) 2009
- Patterson, M. S., Prochnow, T., Nelon, J. L., Spadine, M. N., Brown, S. E., & Lanning, B. A. (2020). Egocentric network composition and structure relative to violence victimization among a sample of college students. J Am Coll Health. 1-9.
- Prochnow, T., Meyer, M., Patterson, M. S., McClendon, M. E., Gómez, L., Trost, S. G., & Sharkey, J. (2020). Papás Activos: Associations between Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior and Personal Networks among Fathers Living in Texas Colonias. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17(24), 9243-9243.
- Duval, A., Lanning, B. A., & Patterson, M. S. (2020). A Systematic Review of Dating Violence Risk Factors Among Undergraduate College Students. Trauma Violence & Abuse. 21(3), 567-585.
- Patterson, M. S., Prochnow, T., Richardson, R. G., & Jackson, K. P. (2020). Using network analysis to conduct a system-wide program evaluation within a university. Evaluation and Program Planning. 79, 101783-101783.
- Spadine, M., Patterson, M. S., Brown, S., Nelon, J., Lanning, B., & Johnson, D. M. (2020). Predicting emotional abuse among a sample of college students. J Am Coll Health. 1-9.