Pat Corley, RN | oneSCDvoice
  • Join Today!

Become a member and connect with:

  • An Active Online Community
  • Articles and Advice on SCD
  • Help Understanding Clinical Trials
healthcare providers

Pat Corley, RN

Healthcare Provider
Director
International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates
Los Angeles, California, United States

Pat Corley is Director at University of Southern California. She also serves in the board of Directors at International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses And Professional Associates. She has worked with sickle cell patients as a nurse and volunteer for nearly 40 years. She is dedicated to educating health professionals, medical school students, and the public about the grave misconceptions about the devastating disease, as well as empowering patients to live their healthiest lives.

In 1979, while she was volunteering at a camp for SCD patients, Pat Corley, then a nurse manager at the Los Angeles and University of Southern California Medical Center, caught the attention of a noted hematologist, who was so impressed that he tapped her to become nurse coordinator for an NIH SCD center. Some 38 years later, Corley is still in the game, doing the work she says she loves most – educating health professionals, medical school students, and the public about grave misconceptions about the disease, all while empowering patients to live their healthiest lives.

 

Representative Publications:

Neuropsychological dysfunction and neuroimaging abnormalities in neurologically intact adults with sickle cell anemia

Development and validation of SIMS: an instrument for measuring quality of life of adults with sickle cell disease

expertly curated content related to this topic