Pat Brinkman OSU Extension Fayette County Family and Consumer Sciences
Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences
Specialization: 
Health and Wellness, Food Safety
Office: 
1415 US Rte 22 SW Suite 100 Washington Court House OH 43160
Phone: 
740-239-5170
Biography: 

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Food Safety – ServSafe and consumer, Sun Safety, Heart Health, Nutrition and Cooking skills and Parenting

Patricia Brinkman


Ohio State University Extension, Fayette County
1415 US RT 22 SW, Suite 100
Washington Court House, Ohio, 43160
Phone: 740-335-1150
brinkman.93@osu.edu

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Work History

  • The Ohio State University Extension
    • Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator, Ohio State University Extension – Fayette County, 2017-present
    • 2011 - 2017. Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator, Ohio State University Extension – Fayette County, 2011-1017
    •  Extension Agent Family and Consumer Sciences and Community Development, Ohio State University Extension – Fayette County, 2001-2011
    • Prior years – Teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences, GED Classes, Adult Education Classes and Job Training for Special Needs Students

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Education

  • M.A., Secondary Education, California State University San Bernardino, 1985
  • B.S., Vocational Home Economics Education, The Ohio State University, 1973

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Selected Professional Awards

  • 2019. Innovation in Programming Award, 1st Place National Winner, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, team award
  • 2019. Food Safety Award, 2nd Place National Winner, National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, team award
  • 2016. Excellence in Extension, Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Eta Chapter and Ohio Joint Council of Extension Professionals, Ohio State University Extension
  • 2016. National Epsilon Sigma Phi Mid-Career Service Award for the North Central Region, National Epsilon Sigma Phi Association, Epsilon Sigma Phi
  • 2015. Marilyn R. Spiegel Excellence Award, Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Endowment Fund
  • 2014. Continued Excellence Award, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • 2014. North Central Epsilon Sigma Phi Distinguished Team-Teaching Award - Live Healthy Live Well Team, Epsilon Sigma Phi National
  • 2013. Distinguished Service Award, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

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Selected Publications

  • Brinkman, P.; Kinsey, J.; Henneman, A. (2017). Tips and Techniques to Increase the Capacity of Social Media to Extend Your Outreach. Journal of Extension, 55 (1)
  • Brinkman, P. (2016). Million Hearts®: Key to Collaboration to Reduce Heart Disease. Journal of Extension, 54 (5)  
  • Brinkman, P.; Shuster, C.; Treber, M.; Barlage, L. (2016). Live Healthy Live Well Challenge and Six-Month Follow-Up Research Study. Journal of National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 11
  • Brinkman, P. (2015). Campus Partnerships Improve Impact Documentation of Nutrition Programs. Journal of Extension, 53 (1) 
  • Shuster, C., Brinkman, P., Barlage, L., Treber, M., Brown, D., and Goard, L. (2013). Utilizing Technology to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 1 (1)
  • Brinkman, P., Hart, M., Olinsky, C., and Merkowitz, R.F. (2011). Using Technology 24/7 for Regional Assistance After Shutdown of Major Industries. Journal of Extension, 49(6)
  • Brinkman, P. and Merkowitz, R.F. (2010). Building Blocks to Fun in the Sun. Journal of Extension 48(4)

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Selected Presentations

  • Barlage, L.; Brinkman, P. (2020). Texting as a Health Promotion Method. National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities, Invited webinar 
  • Jenkins, M.; Brinkman, P. (2019). Gaining Food $ense By Building Healthy, Resilient Communities through Sustainable Partnerships. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. Orlando, Florida       
  • Brinkman, P., Dellifield, J. and Parcell, M. (2017). Writing a Winning Proposal. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Brinkman, P., Barlage, L., and Treber, M. (2016). Turn Your Team to Successful Social Media Programming. Epsilon Sigma Phi Conference, Cape May, New Jersey
  • Brinkman, P. (2016). Campus Partnership Assists Chronic Disease Program in Improving Impacts. 2016 National Health Outreach Conference. Roanoke, Virginia
  • Brinkman, P., Barlage. L., Shuster, C., and Treber, M. (2014). Using Videos to Promote Health Behaviors in "You Go Teens!" Online Challenges. American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Conference, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Clary, J., Brinkman, P., Kinsey, J., and Henneman, A. (2013). Reaching Every Person in Our Nation: A Community and Family Approach to Wellness. 23rd Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina

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Selected Service Activities

  • College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Faculty Advisory Council, member, 2017-2020
  • OSU, Dept. of Extension, Promotion & Tenure Committee Member, 2017-2020
  • Chair 2020
  • Procedural Oversight Designee 2019
  • The Ohio State University, Ohio Joint Council of Extension Professionals Member – 2001-present
    • President – 2012
  • National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001-present
  • Financial Advisory Committee Member - appointed 2017- present
  • Professional Development Program Subcommittee Member – 2002-present
    • Chair – 2016 and co-chair 2017.
  • Ohio Hospitality Planning Committee Co-Chair for National Conference in Ohio – 2011-2012