Patrick Ward, MPH
333 Waller Avenue
Lexington, KY 40504
Contact: | 859.218.6760



Saint Louis University


BS, Biology
University of Missouri, St. Louis


Patrick Ward is an Epidemiologist working on the Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) program. He focuses on analyzing how key risk factors relate to fatal opioid overdoses across the state of Kentucky. Additionally, he works on developing ways to more rapidly report on these risk factors to the community. During his MPH program, he worked on research investigating the effect of ambient air pollution on adverse birth outcomes in China. He is currently a PhD student in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, interested in investigating how spatial statistics and social network analysis can be used to investigate opioid abuse.

Research Interests:
  • Spatial statistics
  • Social network analysis
  • Opioid abuse