Patricia Finnerty, with 15 years of experience working in the public health and healthcare fields, 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. Finnerty 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.
Finnerty currently serves as Director of Improvement for the HV CoIIN. 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).
Finnerty received her MSc, with a concentration in maternal and child health, from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she also served as a teaching fellow. Finnerty has completed an intensive Improvement Advisor course at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.