Patricia Hindin is Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Nursing. She received an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, an MSN from the University of Pennsylvania in obstetrics and women’s health, a certificate in nurse-midwifery from (legacy UMDNJ) Rutgers, School of Health Related Professions and a PhD in research from Rush University. She has provided full scope midwifery and women’s health care to culturally diverse and underserved women in New York City, Chicago and Paterson, New Jersey. She served as member of the Rutgers midwifery faculty practice and provided prenatal care to underserved women.
Dr. Hindin’s clinical defense and dissertation concentrated on investigating areas of intimate partner violence (IPV). In her clinical defense she interviewed certified nurse-midwives and explored their IPV screening self-efficacy. Her dissertation was a qualitative study utilizing a storytelling methodology examining the cultural perceptions and health disparities experienced by abused African American women.
Dr. Hindin has received research excellence awards; the Golden Lamp Dissertation Award from Rush University and the Judith Jezek Anderson Doctoral Studies award from the Gamma Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. She is certified as a train the trainer for comprehensive systematic review by the Joanna Briggs Institute. She serves as a peer reviewer for research manuscripts for the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, and Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.
Dr. Hindin is currently the principle investigator for a NJ Foundations Grant entitled Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and the Risk for Cervical Cancer. This study explores the potential mechanisms by which IPV may increase the risk for cervical cancer, including smoking, stress, risky sexual behaviors, high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection and compliance with cervical cancer screening and treatment recommendations. The rate of HR-HPV associated cervical cancer is significantly higher among Black and Hispanic women compared to their white counterparts (CDC, 2012). The goal of the study is to describe the extent to which exposure to IPV and the associated risk for smoking, psychosocial stress, and risky sexual behaviors contribute to increased risk for abnormal Pap test results in Black and Hispanic women.