Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice


Patience Moyo, Ph.D. is a member of the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research in the Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice at the Brown University School of Public Health.

She is a health services and policy researcher with interests in prescription drug (mis)use and overdose, management of chronic physical and psychiatric conditions, drug safety and effectiveness, and public health laws such as prescription drug monitoring programs. Her recent research addresses topics on epidemiology, quality of prescribing, and policy related to opioid analgesics using diverse data sources. Some of her current research projects focus on opioid use and opioid use disorder among older adults, and non-opioid and non-pharmacological treatment options for chronic pain. Additionally, she is a co-investigator on two nursing home studies: one examining the epidemiology and outcomes of respiratory infections; the other, a pragmatic trial of a video intervention for advance care planning among individuals with advanced illness.

She received doctoral training in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Subsequently, she completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute (Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing), and had a research affiliation with the VA Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity and Research Promotion.

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