Ms. Patrick-Lake supports efforts to actively engage partners in Duke research programs, as well as patient advocacy organizations and others in efforts to improve clinical trials. She implements strategies to enhance awareness of Duke CTSA and CTTI’s work. Ms. Patrick-Lake founded the PFO Research Foundation in 2010. She has served as a patient representative at the FDA, in workgroups for EMA and NIH, as a guest lecturer and an external reviewer for IOM, and as a patient stakeholder or co-investigator for AHRQ and PCORI grants. A member of PCORnet Coordinating Center's Executive Leadership Committee, MDEpiNet’s National Medical Device Registry Task Force, MDIC’s Patient-centered Benefit-Risk Steering Committee, ACC Foundation's Patient-centered Care (PC3) Shared Decision Making Workgroup, DIA's PatientFellowship Selection Committee, and TVT Registry Stakeholder Advisory Committee.