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Patrick S. Tennant

Patrick S. Tennant

Project Manager, Child Mental Health
Office Phone: (713) 348-2375


Patrick S. Tennant, Ph.D., is a project manager focusing on children’s mental health at the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences and a project manager of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. Tennant’s work in the mental health field as a researcher, evaluator, consultant and clinician has focused on combining methodological and analytic rigor with direct clinical experience to bridge the gap between research and practice.

Prior to joining the Baker Institute, he was a research partner of the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing and a practicing family therapist with a nonprofit counseling center. Tennant holds a B.A. in psychology from Loyola University New Orleans, an M.S. in marriage and family therapy from Northwestern University, an M.A. and Ph.D. 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.

My Recent Research and Publications