Patricia A. Commiskey, Dr.P.H.

Research Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Research Associate Professor of Neurology
Dr.P.H., Community Health Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LouisianaM.A., Legal and Ethical Studies, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MarylandB.A., Communications, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Office Address
1514 Jefferson Highway, #6E325
New Orleans, LA
Research Description
Dr. Patricia Commiskey is a public health researcher focused on disease prevention and management. With over 20 years of experience working in research on community-based projects, education, engagement, and behavior change strategies, she has worked extensively on federal and state funded initiatives in stroke, chronic disease, and cancer, with previous research focused on identifying and eliminating health disparities, building research participation and academic-community partnerships, incorporating technology into healthcare, and reducing risk factors and disease recurrence post-stroke. As a faculty researcher at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in the Department of Neurology, Dr. Commiskey focuses on developing integrated systems of care, including the impact of care systems on patients, caregivers, family, and other stakeholders, and using innovative technology to facilitate effective care systems for stroke.
Gaines K, Commiskey P. Stroke: the critically neglected first year post-stroke. J Integr Care. 2018; 26(1): 4-15.

Mittal S, Upender RP, Commiskey P, Gaines K. Teleneurology: broadening the horizon of neurological care across the globe. IMJ. 2018 Jan; 4(1).

Commiskey P, Afshinnik A, Cothren E, Gropen T, Iwuchukwu I, Jennings B, McGrade HC, Mora-Guillot J, Sabharwal V, Vidal GA, Zweifler RM, Gaines K. Description of a novel telemedicine-enabled comprehensive system of care: drip and ship plus drip and keep within a system of stroke care delivery. J Telemed Telecare [print-electronic]. 2017 Apr; 23(3): 428-36. PMID: 26989161, PII: 1357633X16637967, DOI: 10.1177/1357633X16637967, ISSN: 1758-1109.

Baquet CR, Henderson K, Commiskey P, Morrow JN. Clinical trials: the art of enrollment. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2008 Nov; 24(4): 262-9. PMID: 19000600, PMCID: PMC3262589, PII: S0749-2081(08)00060-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.soncn.2008.08.006, ISSN: 0749-2081.

Baquet CR, Mishra SI, Commiskey P, Ellison GL, DeShields M. Breast cancer epidemiology in blacks and whites: disparities in incidence, mortality, survival rates and histology. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 May; 100(5): 480-8. PMID: 18507200, PMCID: PMC3603001, PII: S0027-9684(15)31294-3, ISSN: 0027-9684.

Baquet CR, Commiskey P, Daniel Mullins C, Mishra SI. Recruitment and participation in clinical trials: socio-demographic, rural/urban, and health care access predictors. Cancer Detect. Prev [print-electronic]. 2006; 30(1): 24-33. PMID: 16495020, PMCID: PMC3276312, PII: S0361-090X(06)00003-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.cdp.2005.12.001, ISSN: 0361-090X.

Baquet CR, Mishra SI, Commiskey P, Khanna N. A STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING HEALTH AND REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES. Md Fam Dr. 2006; 9-13. PMID: 22267057, PMCID: PMC3262675.

Baquet CR, Commiskey P, Mack K, Meltzer S, Mishra SI. Esophageal cancer epidemiology in blacks and whites: racial and gender disparities in incidence, mortality, survival rates and histology. J Natl Med Assoc. 2005 Nov; 97(11): 1471-8. PMID: 16334494, PMCID: PMC2594901, ISSN: 0027-9684.

Baquet CR, Hammond C, Commiskey P, Brooks S, Mullins CD. Health disparities research--a model for conducting research on cancer disparities: characterization and reduction. J Assoc Acad Minor Phys. 2002 Apr; 13(2): 33-40. PMID: 12362565, ISSN: 1048-9886.

Baquet CR, Commiskey P. Socioeconomic factors and breast carcinoma in multicultural women. Cancer. 2000 Mar 3/1/2000; 88(5 Suppl): 1256-64. PMID: 10705364, PII: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0142(20000301)88:5+<1256::AID-CNCR13>3.0.CO;2-3, ISSN: 0008-543X.

Baquet CR, Commiskey P. Colorectal cancer epidemiology in minorities: a review. J Assoc Acad Minor Phys. 1999; 10(3): 51-8. PMID: 10826010, ISSN: 1048-9886.