Patti Valverde, PhD, MPH

Colorado School of Public Health

Patricia Valverde PhD, MPH is a senior instructor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. She directs the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative, a national training program dedicated to improving the knowledge and skills of the patient navigator workforce. Her research concentration is in the use of patient navigators and community health workers in cancer prevention and control, particularly in tobacco cessation. She is currently a Health Services Research Fellow at the Denver-Seattle Center of Innovation (COIN) of the Department of Veteran Affairs, Eastern Colorado Health Care System.