Miriam Patanian

Miriam Patanian, MPH

Cardiovascualar Health

Miriam Patanian currently serves as a Senior Public Health Consultant for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. In this role, she leads the health system initiatives addressing hypertension, Million Hearts®, and Cardiovascular Health.

Prior to working as a consultant, Miriam served as the Director of the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program at the Washington State Department of Health. During this time, she built the program by conducting quality improvement initiatives in the health system, collaborating with partners to build a strong emergency medical service system to address heart disease and stroke, overseeing the Northwest Regional Stroke Network—a collaboration with Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Oregon—and conducting the Washington Adult Health Survey, a state-based health and nutrition examination survey.

Miriam began her public health career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Cardiovascular Health Branch (prior to it becoming the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention), where she helped to develop the Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke.

Miriam received her MPH from the University of Washington.

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