Faculty Experts - Patricia K. Bradley, PhD, RN, FAAN

Patricia K. Bradley, PhD, RN, FAAN

Patricia K. Bradley, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor

Area of Expertise:

  • Psychosocial Aspects of Illness (Anxiety, Depression)
  • Breast Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Among African-American Women
  • Diversity/Cultural Competence


Dr. Bradley is a leading expert in psychiatric mental health nursing. She has a particular expertise in the psycho-social aspects of breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship among African American women, and has developed training programs and materials focusing on the needs of the African American community. She also has a strong interest in diversity and developing cultural competency in healthcare providers and eliminating disparities in the health problems of the underserved.


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S.N., Temple University

Selected Publications

  • Outlaw, F. H., Bradley, P. K., & Williams, K., (2011). Achieving Mental Health Parity Through Policy and Political Action: A Call to Nursing in Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care (6th Edition) Edited by Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, Judith K. Leavitt, MEd, RN, FAAN, & Mary W. Chaffee, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Dowdell, E. B. & Bradley, P. K. (2010). Risky internet behaviors: A case study of online and offline stalking The Journal of School Nursing. 26(6) pp. 436-442
  • Bradley, P. K. (2006). Breast Cancer in African American Women. In C. F. Collins (Ed.), African American Women’s Health and Social Issues (2nd Ed) (pp 36-45). Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Bradley, P. K. (2006). Addressing cultural differences in ethnic and racial minority groups: A model to address disparities for cancer survivors. State of the Science on Nursing Approaches to Managing Late and Long-Term Sequelae of Cancer and Cancer Treatment. American Journal of Nursing, 106 (3) March Supplement, 22-23.
  • Bradley, P. K., Berry, A., Lang, C., & Myers, R. E. (2006). Getting ready: Developing an educational intervention to prepare African American women for breast biopsy. Journal of the Association of Black Faculty Nursing (ABNF), 17(1), 15-19.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Nurse The Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Research

  • Preparing African American Women for Breast Biopsy. (Co-Investigator). Pilot Study. $50,000 from National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Office of Special Populations Research (OSPR). Funded program through Thomas Jefferson University Department of Behavioral Epidemiology. Principal Investigator: Ronald E. Myers PHD.

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