Patricia Daza, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Staff Psychologist, Director of Clinical Training, and
Director of Psychotherapy Services, The Menninger Clinic
2801 Gessner Drive
Houston, TX 77080
University of Houston (Ph.D.)
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston (Internship)
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
Clinical and Research Interests:
Assessment and treatment with underserved populations and complex psychiatric disorders
Smoking cessation and other health behavior changes
Academic Background and Distinctions:
Dr. Daza received her doctorate degree from the University of Houston in 2001. She completed her predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she specialized in health psychology. Dr. Daza completed an extended postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center gaining further experience in behavioral medicine and a specialization in tobacco cessation treatment and research. During that time she was awarded with the New Investigator Travel Award from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, an R25 grant from the National Cancer Institute, and a Minority Supplement from the National Cancer Institute. In 2005, she joined the faculty at the Menninger Clinic where she is currently a staff psychologist and primary clinician on the HOPE unit.