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Patricia M. Doykos, PhD (D ’86)

Patricia Patti Mae Doykos D86 is director of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation whose mission is to promote health equity and improve the health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases and conditions. She has over 22 years of experience and leadership in transformative corporate philanthropy & corporate social responsibility, strategic communications, and health equity & social justice.

Patti 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, Patti 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.

Patti 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.