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Julie Patrick, Ph.D.

Professor, Life-Span Developmental Psychology

Click here to access the webpage for Dr. Patrick's lab.


Dr. Patrick earned her doctorate from The University of Akron (OH). Prior to joining the faculty at WVU, she held positions at the Myers Research Institute at Menorah Park in Beachwood (Ohio) and at the Center on Aging at Bradley University (Peoria, IL). Since joining the faculty at WVU in 1998, Dr. Patrick has received more than $30,000 to support her teaching interests and more than $285,000 from National Institutes of Health (NIA, NCI) and other local, regional, and national sources.

Research Interests

Dr. Patrick’s interests are broadly in the field of adult development, with a focus on families at mid- and late-life and successful aging. She has research expertise in cognitive aging, including decision making and memory interventions. Her lab is active in health promotion and health intervention studies.


  • Psychology 345 – Adulthood & Aging
  • Psychology 393a – Health Disparities Across the Lifespan
  • Psychology 512 – Research Design and Data Analysis II
  • Psychology 544 – Adult Development & Aging
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