Patricia Brady

Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2013

Contact Info

Email
patricia.m.brady@jwu.edu
Phone
patricia.m.brady@jwu.edu
Campus
Providence

About Patricia

Dr. Brady’s interest in human anatomical form was sparked in college when she 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. The secrets that are hidden within the skeleton!

Dr. Brady pursued this interest, earning her Ph.D. from Brown University in biological and medical sciences. She has an extensive 30-year career as an anatomy educator at Brown, Rhode Island College, Community College of Rhode Island, and Johnson & Wales University.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Brady works with Pearson Education on the development of new classroom materials. She is a co-author of “Human Anatomy” (now in its 9th edition). Her 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). Brady knows the topics students struggle with and target content development to address these challenging areas.

Under Dr. Brady's guidance, 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.

Education

  • Ph.D., Brown University
  • BA, Cornell 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 9th edition).

Teaching Interests

Human Anatomy & Physiology
Organismal Biology
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Scholarly Interests

Pedagogy and practice of teaching, particularly in Anatomy & Physiology
Development of educational materials for use in undergraduate human anatomy courses
Consulting on the development of multimedia materials for use in undergraduate human anatomy courses.

Courses

  • Bio 2021 / 2026 Functional Human Anatomy, lecture and laboratory
  • BIO4040/4046 Function Histology, lecture and laboratory
  • SCI 2031: Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO1021 General Biology, Organismal
  • SCI2020 Exercise Physiology
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Extra Curricular Roles

Facultly mentor for JWU Women's Rowing Team
Competitive club rower
Reviewer for Anatomical Science Education
Author and consultant for Pearson Education
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Professional Affiliations

Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS)
American Association of Anatomists (AAA)
Sigma Xi



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Publications

  • “Human Anatomy” (9th 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.
  • 2019 "Does Word Root Knowledge Impact Course Performance in Undergraduate Human Anatomy?" Presented at Human Anatomy & Physiology Society national meeting, Portland, OR .May 22 - 26 2019.
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Honors And 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