Patricia Doykos, PHD

Lead, Health Equity Initiative and Director, BMS Foundation

Bristol Myers Squibb
New York, New York
Patricia-Doykos

Patricia Doykos, PHD

Lead, Health Equity Initiative and Director, BMS Foundation

Bristol Myers Squibb
New York, New York

Biography

Patricia Doykos, PHD, is a director at the BMS Foundation and now lead for the BMS Health Equity Initiative. The goal of her work is to advance health and social equity and improve the health and well being of the poor, medically underserved and vulnerable populations in the US and abroad through collaborative and collective community based participatory action supported by public-private partnerships — crossing sectors and running the continuum from supporting innovation in community and population health to sustaining solutions that work by advocating for enabling policies as well as reimbursement and resource allocation for large scale implementation and sustained impact.

Patrica works on strategy, evaluation, communications, policy advancement and organizational development for the Foundation overall and currently leads a health equity focused national grant program, Specialty Care for Vulnerable Populations, which provides funding for the development, testing and scaling of innovative models of specialty care delivery for medically underserved populations in the US and South Africa. She has also developed and led U.S. and international grant making and public-private partnership programs for global HIV/AIDS, womens health, diabetes, cancer and serious mental illness. Among her current service roles are inaugural chair of the board of the Center for Global Health Equity at Dartmouth-Geisel Medical School, board member of Grantmakers in Health, advisory board member of the Center for Global Health at Rutgers University, and alumni trustee of Phillips Academy Andover.

Prior to joining the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation in 2002, Patrica worked for five years on the business side of Bristol-Myers Squibb leading International Public Affairs for the companys HIV and infectious disease marketed products and cancer research & development program.

Patricia holds a BA from Dartmouth College for majors in Government and German, MA from the University of Virginia and PhD from New York University in German Studies with a concentration in Cultural Studies.