Patricia Flatley Brennan

Patricia Brennan
Leader, Living Environments Laboratory
330 North Orchard Street
Madison WI 53715

Years at WID

2010 - present2016


  • BSN, Nursing, University of Delaware
  • MSN, Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
  • MSIE, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison


  • Lillian S. Moehlman-Bascom Professor of Nursing and Industrial Engineering
  • Member, Institute of Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • American Nurses Association, 1975-present
  • Wisconsin Nurses Association, 1980-86, 1996-present
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Mu, Beta Eta, 1979-present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 1992-present

Patricia Flatley Brennan developed a series of Web-based interventions designed to reduce isolation and improve self-care among home care patients. She is also National Program Director of Project HealthDesign, a RWJ–funded initiative designed to stimulate the next generation of personal health records. Brennan is fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing (1991) and the American College of Medical Informatics (1993) and in 2002 was elected to the of the Institute of Medicine.