NIH: Office of Disease Prevention


Office of Disease Prevention Staff

Patricia L. Mabry, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Dr. Mabry joined the ODP in March 2014 as a Senior Advisor for Disease Prevention. She leads an effort to systematically monitor NIH investments in prevention research and assess the progress and results of that research. She is also charged with helping to promote the use of the best available methods in prevention research and to support the development of better methods.

Formerly, Dr. Mabry was Acting Deputy Director and a Senior Advisor in the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), where she facilitated the emergence of a new field that integrates systems science with health-related behavioral and social science research. Dr. Mabry has led the issuance of funding opportunity announcements in systems science and produced the Institute on Systems Science and Health (ISSH). She was the guest editor of a supplement of Health Education and Behavior on Systems Science Application in Health Promotion and Public Health (October 2013). She co-led EnvisionExternal Website Policy, a network of computational modeling teams focused on policy interventions to combat obesity.

Dr. Mabry has held positions in academia, small business, and the federal government. She has published on the topics of tobacco control, interdisciplinary research, and systems science in the Lancet, Nicotine and Tobacco Research the American Journal of Public Health, and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. She was a member of the team that received the Applied Systems Thinking PrizeExternal Website Policy in 2008, and is a Society of Behavioral Medicine Fellow. Dr. Mabry earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.

Patricia L. Mabry, Ph.D.