Patricia Finnerty

Improvement Advisor
Education Development Center, Inc.

Patricia Finnerty has 15 years of experience working in the public health and healthcare fields. She brings expertise in public health practice, the social determinants of health and quality improvement concepts, specifically the Model for Improvement and IHI’s Breakthrough Series. She has designed, implemented and provided quality improvement expertise for multiple national projects related to children’s health, including home visiting, infant mortality and early childhood comprehensive systems. She is an expert in the facilitation and management of workgroups for the development and implementation of QI theory and measures and in teaching the application of quality improvement concepts. Before joining EDC she served as Associate Director of Improvement at the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) where she provided leadership in the design and implementation of national Breakthrough Series Learning Collaboratives and Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Networks (CoIIN). Patricia received her Masters of Science, with a concentration in maternal and child health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed an intensive Improvement Advisor course at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and has served as a teaching fellow in the area of QI and child health at the Harvard School of Public Health.