According to data from UNESCO Institute of Statistics, fewer than 30% of researchers are women. So it's only fitting that Menninger celebrates our women researchers, as well as their accomplishments and contributions to science, on February 11, 2020, which is International Women and Girls in Science Day.
Menninger has a long history of research, and our research efforts are led by Michelle Patriquin, PhD, ABPP, director of Research Operations. She is the first woman to lead Research at Menninger.
She's responsible for managing the team of researchers, guiding research projects through completion, managing the submission of research papers to peer-reviewed journals, directing treatment outcomes research and helping raise much needed funding to support research projects.
Her research interests include adaptation of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia now for inpatient (CBTI-IP); biological predictors of treatment outcomes; hospital-wide outcomes monitoring; and development of new wearable technologies for the improvement of suicide risk monitoring for inpatients.
In addition to her role at Menninger, Dr. Patriquin is an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
Other women researchers and their research interests include: