National Program Office
Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Awards Program
Patricia B. Santora, PhD is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Associate Director of the Blades Center for Clinical Practice and Research in Alcohol/Drug Dependence in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Santora was selected to be the Deputy Director of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Awards Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in January 2003.
Much of Dr. Santora’s research has been on substance abuse education for physicians, nurses, and social workers.Funded by private philanthropic organizations and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, she has been principal investigator of several faculty development programs in substance abuse education. As well, Dr. Santora has been involved in several funded projects that examine epidemiological trends in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug discharges of hospitalized patients to determine associated morbidity, and the long-term impact on hospitalization, hospital costs, and agencies responsible for payment. Journal articles and monographs have been published primarily in these areas, as well as on writers of several genres from British and American Literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Dr. Santora is a graduate of Notre Dame (BA, 1972). She earned her master’s degree (1973) from the Johns Hopkins University, and her PhD (1982) from the University of Maryland.