Patrick Tennant, PhD
Patrick Tennant, PhD, LMFT, is a Project Manager at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Hackett Center working on issues related to children’s mental health. Dr. Tennant has been working in the mental health field as a researcher, evaluator, and clinician for a decade. His work has focused on combining methodological and analytic rigor with direct clinical experience to bridge the gap between research and practice. Prior to his current positions, he was a research partner of the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing and a practicing family therapist with a non-profit counseling center.
His work since joining Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Hackett Center has included a variety of evaluation and analysis projects that focus on the collection and application of high-utility data. Those projects have supported the efforts of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Hackett Center in the health services, education, early childhood development, and community wellbeing spheres.
Dr. Tennant has a BA in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans, an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University, an MA and PhD in Human Development and Family Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas.