Faculty & Staff at TUC

Dr. Patricia A.  Shane

Patricia A. Shane

College: COP

Department: Social, Behavioral & Administrative Sciences

Title: Professor

Phone: (707) 638-5249

Fax: (707) 638-5959

E-Mail: patricia.shane@tu.edu

Office: Administration and Faculty 2, Rm. 106

Patricia Shane has a Ph.D. and a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.  Dr. Shane has been trained and formerly practiced as a clinical psychologist. She is a professor, researcher and consultant with over twenty-five years of experience in bio-psycho-social components of health status, multi-site evaluations of health care delivery, health and behavioral health outcomes, and systems development, especially in efforts to better serve vulnerable populations. Her experiences in health and social sector capacity building include evaluation, project management, health policy, and systems development with international, national, regional governments and NGOs. 

Institution Degree Field of Study Obtained
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D Public Health 1996
University of California, Berkeley M.P.H. Public Health 1982
Clark University M.A. Social/Clinical Psychology 1972
University of Wisconsin, Madison BS cum laude Social/Clinical Psychology 1968

Treatment Alliance for Safe Children, 5 year federal grant through the Regional Partnership Grants (RPG), US Office of Children and Families, DHHS. ACYF-CU-0022. (Principal Investigator) National multi-site initiative designed to improve outcomes for children in the welfare/foster care system in consequence of parents with substance abuse problems. Multi-sectoral systems capacity building, cross-site outcomes and cluster analyses, improvement on key performance indicators for adults and children in regional jurisdictions of child welfare, substance abuse treatment, and the judiciary. 

Cooperative Agreement for Strengthening Communities in the Development of Comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Treatment Systems for Youth (SCY) - 5 year federal grant. TI 01-004.(Principal Investigator) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, USDHHS. Evaluation and longitudinal treatment outcome study of multi-modality service capacity and clinical/treatment outcomes in a national 12-site initiative to increase systems capacity and treatment efficacy for a cohort of high risk youth, ages 12- 19. 

The Bridge from Policy to Evidence-Based Treatment for Adolescents in California. (Principal Investigator) An 18 month study Funded through the Alcohol and Drug Policy Institute. Policy research and workshops with expert panels to produce recommendations for development of statewide efforts to improve the quality and outcomes of substance abuse treatment for adolescents. 

Development of Statewide Treatment Standards for Adolescents. (Principal Investigator) Funded through the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. Development of statewide provider workshops and regional meetings to produce consensus protocols and standards of care for adolescents with substance abuse problems, evaluation of service capacity expansion throughout the treatment sector. 

Persistent Effects of Treatment Study. (Principal Investigator) A 2 year multi-site federally funded initiative. Funding agency: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA, DHHS. Longitudinal, prospective study of long term treatment effects for youth admitted to substance abuse treatment. Use of standardized assessment tools, shared data collection protocols, and inclusion of a national data coordinating center. 

Adolescent Treatment Models. TI 11-432. (Principal Investigator) A 3 year multi-site federally funded initiative. Funding agency: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA, DHHS. A longitudinal, prospective cohort study, designed to evaluate adolescent substance abuse treatment outcomes and to assess the relative efficacy of different treatment models, as well as differences by level of care. Included client-level assessment using a clinically validated standardized instrument, treatment episode data, and cost benefit analyses. 

Systems Development and Interventions for Homeless Individuals with Substance Abuse Problems. (Member of national evaluation team for pre and post award evaluation of grantee sites) Funding agency: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH.



Aguirre International – (1) National evaluation for the American Diabetes Association.  (2) National cross-site evaluation of federally funded Drug Free Schools Program, school based programs throughout the United States with replicable models of drug prevention initiatives.


Administration on Aging – (National Institutes on Aging) Analysis of national and state-level policies and systems linkages to provide mental health services for older adults.  National evaluation of organizational barriers, profiles defining unmet needs, analyses of state service utilization and patterns of access to services.


American Psychological Assoc.  American Psychological Association’s Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities Program (SESRCD), appointed to serve as a Behavioral Social Science Volunteer (BSSV). The SESRCD program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a national strategy to build the capacity of cancer-serving organizations and stakeholders to address health disparities in cancer through the adaptation and utilization of evidence-based cancer prevention and control efforts in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.


Baxter International - Development of a strategic response to the changing health care market; research and analysis of hospital-based care of elderly populations; development of planning models; analysis of hospital discharge data, emerging models in hospital and community-based elder-care delivery, integrated care networks, and the aging-readiness of acute care hospitals.


California Department of Public Health – Mixed methods & qualitative research workshops to address community action campaigns related to toxicology and contaminants in the food chain.

California Bar Association – Outcome Evaluation of statewide initiative to improve status and professional performance of attorneys requiring disciplinary action or placed on probation.


Center for Advanced Health Studies – Health care services and utilization analyses, health care delivery and facilities design for patients with Alzheimer’s.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –Conducted a webinar and conference workshop on community based participatory research to address health disparities focused on mental health and emotional wellbeing in 4 grantee communities with high crime and gang related violence, through the REACH initiative.


JBS International – Technical writing for federal publications on treatment and delivery of services for providers and administrators serving high risk populations.


Merck Pharmaceuticals – Project to build recommendations based on physician utilization patterns and health care utilization; managed care models; best practices; analysis and interpretation of data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Healthcare Financing Administration and the National Health Interview Survey.  Strategic planning documents based on national trends. 


National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect - National evaluation of service improvement grants; monographs on program/ policy questions and linkages within the provider network of social and health care services; assessment of locale-specific Child Protective Services operations.


National Institute on Aging – Planning and health care reform initiative on health services integration, access to health, mental health care and social support services for older adults.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - Development of monographs synthesizing experiences of federal grantee programs serving the homeless or those at risk of homelessness. 


National Institute on Drug Abuse - National evaluation of clinic based drug intervention services.


National Institute of Mental Health - Policy analyses on access to care for underserved populations; research on mental disorders of the aging; Policy Review Committee on Aging & Mental Health.


Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control - Development of public health curriculum and course manual for graduate school instruction on tobacco control.


Private Industry Council - Evaluation of Job Opportunities for Low Income Individuals (JOLI). Funded through the U.S. Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, DHHS.   Federal initiative to create jobs and business opportunities to enhance the capacity and self-sufficiency of low income individuals and increase economic development activity in poor communities.


Schwab Foundation for Learning - Evaluation of statewide initiative to produce innovative strategies in primary and secondary education to improve academic achievement and address the developmental and psycho-social needs of children with learning disabilities.


Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities Program (SESCRD) – A national strategy to strengthen the capacity of community-based cancer-serving organizations and stakeholders to deliver cancer prevention, early-detection, and survivorship activities for socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administered through the American Psychological Association’s Office on Socioeconomic Status. Conducted a webinar for affiliates, nationally, on how to design and implement focus groups to augment quantitative data collection techniques.


U.S. Department of Education – Cross-national evaluation of drug and alcohol-related issues in elementary and secondary schools; retrospective study of innovative/exemplary federal activities grants allied with Drug Free Schools.


U.S. Department of Labor – Evaluation and management consultancy to analyze performance of 16 federally funded projects in the Job Training for Homeless Populations Demonstration Program.


U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Appointed as a member of the Risk Communication Advisory Committee. The committee provides advice to the Commissioner or designee on strategies and programs designed to communicate with the public about the risks and benefits of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated products so as to facilitate optimal use of these products. The committee also reviews and evaluates research relevant to such communication to the public by both FDA and other entities. It also facilitates interactively sharing risk and benefit information with the public to enable people to make informed independent judgments about use of FDA-regulated products. Duration of this appointment is two years.  


World Bank - Social Sector Strategies for Capacity Building, Bappenas, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Planning, Republic of Indonesia. International Health Consultant. Develop strategies, plan, monitor and evaluate health sector performance and programs, strengthen capacity at the provincial level, facilitate decentralization.  Sector studies of health manpower; evaluation of competitiveness of pharmaceutical and vaccine production; national burden of disease, public-private mix in health care; cost effectiveness of public health programs, development of performance review standards for international aid; analysis of alternative payment mechanisms for health services; analysis of quality of care at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Strategic planning, benchmarking through use of performance indicators.






  • American Psychological Association Clinical Psychology Internship. Year-Long Practicum and Credentialing in Clinical Psychology, Area of Specialization: Children and Youth. Alameda Co. Behavioral Health Care, Oakland, CA 
  • Public Health Internship.  Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  Alcohol Research Group. UC Berkeley, Pre-doctoral Fellowship.  Epidemiologic and Bio-psycho-social research training. Berkeley, CA



American Evaluation Association                         National Institutes of Health

American Public Health Association                     Journal of Evaluation and Program                                                                       Planning

American Psychological Association                     Journal of Behavioral Health                                                                                 Services & Research

Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Education     Evaluation Review, SAGE                                                                                      Publications

CA Society of Health System Pharmacists    Journal of Health Outcomes                                                                                 Research in Medicine

Transitions of Care Joint Task Force             Patient Centered Outcomes                                                                                 Research Institute (PCORI)

                                                                   Medical College of Wisconsin – Merit                                                                    Reviewer 


Last Updated: 2/1/19