Patricia Blair PhD, JD, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A
Health Law Attorney & Nursing Faculty
American Bar Association
Dr. Patricia Blair is a registered nurse with over 25 years of experience in nursing education that includes baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral studies. She is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in the School of Nursing Graduate Program. Her field of concentration and research area are in correctional health care. UTMB provides 80% of the correctional health care in the Texas Department of Justice (TDCJ) and the campus houses the largest correctional acute care hospital in the United States. In her practice as an attorney, she has represented nurses and other health care professionals before peer review committees and state licensing boards. Her practice also include representing potential wards of the state in guardianship proceedings and other probate matters. Dr. Blair represents the American Bar Association on the NCCHC Board of Representatives.