Patti Richardson’s career in health began in subSaharan
Africa, where she lived for over a
decade focusing on health inequalities among women and children, working with
families affected by HIV/AIDS, and managing intercontinental humanitarian projects for
cities, communities and villages from Zambia to Madagascar.
Patti is also the founder of Move it Nation, a nonprofit
organization seeking to empower
families to move their minds, bodies and souls. She created Move-it-n-Groove-it, a
childhood obesity prevention fitness curriculum and video series that has been used in
schools, serving over 1,000 children in New York City and Boston, MA.
In her spare time, Patti enjoys creating health and fitness interventions for
at risk populations, writing, and baking with her four daughters: triplets plus
"What I love best about the Urban Systems/Urban Health program is the opportunity to
work alongside a group of New Jersey’s best and brightest researchers who share my
interest in the sociocultural aspects of health and combating health disparities among
women and children of color. Being afforded the opportunity to
hone my skills as a scholar and researcher via the applied research of the Urban Health
doctoral program gives me a tremendous advantage."
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