Program: Sports Medicine '16
Monika Patterson graduated cum laude from Rice University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology-Sports Medicine. After graduating from Rice, she worked full time at Baylor College of Medicine’s Children’s Nutrition Research Center while waiting on chiropractic school to start in the fall.
She started chiropractic school in the fall of 2016 and continued to do research in the medical center part-time. During her time at Texas Chiropractic College, she co-authored the article “Utility of eButton images for identifying food preparation behaviors and meal related tasks in adolescents,” which was published in Nutrition Journal in 2018. Monika also worked as a Teaching Assistant and Chief Intern during her time in chiropractic school. She earned the academic Pathway to Excellence scholarship all 10 trimesters of chiropractic school.
In December of 2019, Monika graduated magna cum laude and received her doctorate of chiropractic degree. Since then, she has started working as an associate chiropractor in Katy, Texas. She has been working on another research article and should have another publication within the year.
Monika plans to continue her education in chiropractic in order to be best equipped to help her patients. She is especially interested in women and children’s chiropractic and is pursuing certifications to gain more knowledge in those fields.