Patrick Tennant, PhD

Director of Evaluation and Analytics

Patrick serves as Director of Evaluation and Analytics, is based in Houston, and works closely with Jenn Gonzalez, PhD. Patrick worked closely with the Meadows Institute in his former role at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy where he collaborated with Dr. Quianta Moore, one of our Senior Fellows.

Patrick works with the Meadows Institute’s data team to support projects across our 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. He also continues his work with external partners such as the Baker Institute and other entities 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.