Patricia Soderlund, PhD, RN, MS
Patricia Soderlund (LAC DMH Scholar) is a post-doctoral fellow at the UCLA School of Nursing. She is a certified Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and received her BA in Psychology at the College of St. Benedict, and BS in Nursing at St. Catherine University in Minnesota. Dr. Soderlund expanded her focus in psychology by receiving a Master of Science in mental health nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and then continued with her PhD in Nursing from MUSC. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Soderlund managed a mental health outreach program for seniors with unidentified mental health disorders, and worked in outpatient psychiatric clinics in both Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
Career Interests: Dr. Soderlund’s career goal is to become a tenure-track professor engaged in research with underserved women of color in the U.S. who are at risk for comorbid physical and mental illness.
Research Interests: Dr. Soderlund’s training has focused on the use of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies in research. Her interests are focused on the use of healthcare services and interventions for underserved individuals with comorbid health problems and chronic disease. She is particularly interested in implementing culturally appropriate transmedia storytelling interventions.