During the period from 1990 to 2010, Patricia was the principal investigator on six international research projects around the focus of integration of services. It was during this period that she co-edited the book The Integration of Employee Assistance, Work/life, and Wellness Services. In addition, Dr. Herlihy has spoken all over North America and in parts of Europe on the topic of integration, as well as published numerous book chapters and articles on this topic. While continuing her focus on the integration of services, Patricia also served on a binational board (EASNA) for eight years and built the research arm (KTR) for this association.
In June 2012, Dr. Herlihy was invited to become a visiting scholar at Boston College’s Cornell School of Nursing, focusing around the area of military sexual trauma, and continued to author articles on this topic as well as deliver presentations for the next five years. Also, during this time period, she was involved in the creation of two separate measurement tools (CIOM and the WIS).
For the last 10 years (since 2013), Patricia has focused on the creation and ongoing development of the International Employee Assistance Digital Archive with her partner Dr. Jodi Frey from the University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Social Work.
Most recently, Patricia has co-authored the book THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: A story about the formation and impact of The Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) (published in July 2023). In October 2023, Patricia received the Life Time Achievement Award from Employee Assistenance Professional Association (EAPA).