Patrick Tennant, PhD

Director of Evaluation and Analytics

Patrick is the Director of Evaluation and Analytics and is based in Houston. He works with the Meadows Institute’s data team and supports projects across its entire portfolio of work, but with a special focus on child and family-related projects.

He brings over a decade of experience working in the mental health field as a researcher, evaluator, and clinician and has particular interests in data integrity and making data analysis understandable and accessible. His work at the Meadows Institute includes outcome evaluations of clinic- and school-based mental health initiatives, data-driven projections of mental illness rates, and the analytic design of projects across the Institute’s portfolio of work. He will also continue his work with external partners in Houston and across Texas.

Patrick 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.