Patricia Brady


Contact Information
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In addition to teaching, I work with Pearson Education on the development of new classroom materials. I am a co-author of ‘Human Anatomy’ (now in its 8th edition).”

Bio

My interest in human anatomical form was sparked in college when I learned that the human skeleton can reveal an individual’s age, sex, nutritional status, and even how many children a female had given birth to. Wow, the secrets that are hidden within the skeleton.

I pursued this interest earning my PhD from Brown University in biological and medical sciences. I have an extensive career (30 years) as an anatomy educator at Brown, Rhode Island College, Community College of RI, and Johnson & Wales University.

In addition to teaching, I work with Pearson Education on the development of new classroom materials. I am a co-author of “Human Anatomy” (now in its 8th edition). My experience in the classroom informs the development and revision of textbook, software (including Practice Anatomy Laboratory, or PAL), and online educational materials (including Mastering A&P). I know the topics students struggle with and target content development to address these challenging areas.

As affiliated faculty in JWU’s Physician Assistant program I teach Applied Anatomy, a cadaver dissection course. My JWU undergraduate anatomy students regularly visit the PA Gross Anatomy laboratory for hands-on experience with human cadaveric materials, bringing information from the textbook into real-life experience.

Areas of Expertise

  • Biology and Anthropology
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Morphology

Awards

  • Brown University, Presidential Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
  • RI Board of Governors for Higher Education, Incentive Fund for Excellence in Technology Grant
  • Community College of Rhode Island, Teaching Excellence Award

Publications

  • “Human Anatomy” (8th edition), Pearson Education, 2016. Authors: Patricia Brady, Elaine Marieb  and Jon Mallatt.
  • “Human Anatomy Laboratory Manual,” Hayden-McNeil, 2014. Authors: Patricia Brady, Elaine Marieb  and Jon Mallatt.
  • “Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, Exercises on Cat Dissection,” Pearson Education, 2016. Authors: Patricia Brady and Caroline Whiting. 

Sample Courses

  • BIO 2021: Functional Human Anatomy
  • BIO 2025: Functional Human Anatomy Lab
  • SCI 2031: Anatomy and Physiology
  • PAS 5100: Applied Anatomy