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Dr. Patrick Grayshaw

Assistant Professor of Public Health Get Contact Info


Public Health Education Graduate Studies Exercise Science


  • Oklahoma State University, Ph.D. in Human Sciences 
  • University of Maryland, M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services
  • Bowling Green State University, B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies

Areas of Specialization

Social Determinants of Health, Adverse Childhood Experiences & Trauma-Informed Care, Community-Based Participatory Research, Public Deliberation, Statistics & Research Methods in Social Science/ Health Research

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Professional Publications
Moore, T.L., Stout, M.D., Grayshaw, P.D. Brown, A., Hall, N., Clark, D., Marpaung, J. (2021). Cowboys coming together: Campus-based dialogues on race and racial equity. eJournal of Public Affairs, 10(1).

Invited Scholarship
Grayshaw, P.D.
(2020). Resilient cities: A case study of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In A. W. Harrist & S. M. Wilson (Series Eds.) & M. Stout & A. W. Harrist (Vol. Eds.), Emerging Issues in Family and Individual Resilience: Building Community and Family Resilience: Research: Research Policy, and Programs (Vol. 4). Cham, CH: Springer International.

Public Scholarship

Grayshaw, P.D. (2020. August 21). Dialogue in times of uncertainty. Tulsa World. https://tulsaworld.com/opinion/columnists/patrick-grayshaw-four-ways-to-engage-the-tulsa-public-in-solving-tulsas-most-pressing-problems/article_7131be5b-bf40-533a-a048-60e4877af002.html

Service to Carroll University and Profession

  • Member, Academic Steering Committee
  • Coordinator, Wisconsin ACE-Interface Network
  • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Research in Adolescence

Honors and Awards

  • Pioscholars Undergraduate Research Grant Mentor 2023 – Creating a Trauma-Informed Campus

What is your teaching style?

Students in my classes are partners in learning where they are able to shape and create their own learning experiences in collaboration with me. My classes feature frequent small and large group discussions, real-life examples, and community connections.

In particular, students have ample experiential community-based learning opportunities through solving community partner’s problems, creating materials for public-health education, and service-learning experiences.

I strive to create a trauma-informed classroom environment where every student can thrive. I seek to remove high-stakes assignments by scaffolding and providing opportunities for students to earn their grades through demonstrating learning in multiple ways.

Why do you do what you do?

Public Health is a field where we can improve the quality of life of others and reduce human suffering. As an engaged scholar, I am part of improving communities through teaching, research, and service. My research is applied and designed to help improve the health of communities while my engagement with the community supports evaluation efforts, program development, and having meaningful dialogue and deliberation around the challenging problems that face us today.

Before entering the public health field, I worked in Student Affairs and so I am passionate about setting up students to be the most successful versions of themselves. Supporting students through graduation and into their careers or postgraduate studies is the core of my work at Carroll University.
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