David A. Patterson Silver Wolf, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor, Brown School
addiction, American Indians & Alaska Natives, community health, community-engaged research & practice, dissemination & implementation research, organizational change, professional development, racial & ethnic minorities

David A. Patterson Silver Wolf, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Brown School of Social Work. Before entering academics, he spent over fifteen-years in the substance use disorder treatment field and is a person who has sustained a life in recovery since 1989. Patterson Silver Wolf investigates how to bring science, data and technologies into community-based services. He leads a St Louis based technology start up that provides tools to measure and monitor treatment performance. He is the director of the Community Academic Partnership on Addiction (CAPA). He also studies factors that improve underrepresented minority college students’ academic success.