Rita Patterson

Adjunct Faculty
  • Biography

    Rita Patterson is the Director of research for the Department of Manipulative Medicine, the director of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Physical Medicine Core Research Facility and tenured Professor in the Department of Manipulative Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort WorthTexas.  

    Dr. Patterson is a Biomedical Engineer with degrees from Baylor University, Texas A&M University, and The University of Texas Medical Branch.  She completed training for her masters at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children in DallasTexas where she gained interest in Orthopaedic applications involving Bioengineering.  Between 1987 and 2007, she worked with surgeons in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas, towards solving Biomechanic/Orthopaedic problems specifically in the wrist.  In 2007, she came to the University of North Texas Health Science Center to direct the Human Performance/Biomechanics core lab in the Physical Medicine Institute.