Dana  Patton

Associate Professor | Graduate Director

Office Hours

Fall 2018 Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday: 12:30pm-1:30pm OR by appointment


  • B.A. – University of Tulsa
  • Ph.D. – University of Kentucky

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

  • Health Policy
  • Social Policy
  • State Politics and Policy
Teaching Interests
  • PSC 664   Public Policy Analysis
  • PSC 464  The Politics of Health Policy
  • PSC 465  The Politics of Sex
  • PSC 370  American Public Policy
  • PSC 101  Introduction to American Politics

Selected Publications

  • Patton, Dana. 2014. “State Policy and Health Disparities: An Examination of the Impact of State Offices of Minority Health”.   Journal of  Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 25:1982-2002.
  • Patton, Dana, and Sara Zeigler. 2014. “Under My Thumb: National Control of State Interest Group Affiliates and its Policy Implications.” Journal of Political Science 42:81-104.
  • Costich, Julia F., and Dana Patton. 2013. “Enforcement: Linking Policy and Impact in Public Health.” Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology 53:293-307.
  • Costich, Julia F., and Dana J. Patton. 2012. “Local Legal Infrastructure and Its Association with Population Health.” American Journal of Public Health 102:1936-1941.