Patrick Arp

Ohio State University, Class of 2027

Major: Biomedical Science

Minor: Aging, Sociology

Patrick Arp is a sophomore at The Ohio State University majoring in Biomedical Science with minors in Aging and Sociology. His research interests lie in evaluating healthcare systems and policies relevant to aging and long-term care. After graduation, Arp hopes to pursue a combined MD-PhD program in Health Policy or a similar field.

Arp is working with Dr. Norma Coe on two projects. The first is evaluating the Green House model of nursing home care, and the second is determining the availability of beds in nursing homes for Medicaid patients.

At Ohio State, Arp is a Stamps Eminence Scholar, working to develop a student-led respite program with the Golden Buckeye Center for Dementia Caregiving. In addition, he is assisting in patient outreach for free pop-up clinics in Columbus and helping to design a volunteer grant-writing program to support local nonprofits. He is also a research assistant for Dr. Nagaraj Kerur, investigating the inflammatory causes of age-related macular degeneration. In his free time, Arp wheel-throws pottery, bikes, spends time with friends, and reads.