David Patrick Bio

David Patrick



Dr. David Patrick is a Medical Epidemiologist and Infectious Diseases Specialist at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Professor in the School of Population & Public Health at the University of British Columbia. He received his MD from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Health Science from the University of British Columbia.


Dr. Patrick has been involved in a number of studies pertinent to Lyme disease. He collaborates with Dr. Muhammad Morshed on periodic tick and mouse surveys to track prevalence and diversity in the wild and their group regularly reviews surveillance information. He was also the Principal Investigator on a project that looked to clues to etiology of symptoms attributed to Lyme disease by alternative practitioners.


Dr. Patrick is a Co-Applicant on the grant. He will contribute to collecting data in BC, interpreting findings and provide input into plans for biobanking and other investigations. He will also provide guidance on clinical research using the cohort on questions regarding how Borrelia species/strains affect clinical presentation, treatment and outcomes (Pillar 3).