College of Health Professions

Department of Interprofessional health studies


Faculty and Staff

Patricia Alt, Ph.D.

Professor (1987)

Office:   Linthicum Hall, Rm 115B
Phone:   410-704-4221
Fax:   410-704-4670

Educational Background

  • B.A., Duke University, 1967
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1971
  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982
  • (dissertation title:  The Influence of Consumers in Health Center Administration)

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Ethical issues in health care and in human subjects research
  • Gerontology (particularly community-based care and dementia care)
  • National and state-level policymaking in health care
  • Member, Baltimore City Commission on Aging and Retirement Education
  • Member, Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Research Subjects
  • Chair of Policy Committee for the Aging & Public Health Section of American Public Health Association
  • Member of Ethics Committee, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Member of Towson University Institutional Review Board

Courses Typically Taught (two year cycle)

  • HLTH  645  Health Care Policy
  • HCMN 413 Services and Housing for the Long Term Care Consumer
  • HCMN 441/541  Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Administration
  • IDHP 741 Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Practice
  • IDHP/HLTH 653 Responsible Conduct of Research

Personal Interests   


Music , Art






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