Patrick and Elizabeth Crutchley, July 2011, Outer Banks, NC


  • Born January 18, 1985 in Blacksburg, VA
  • Married March 19, 2011 to Elizabeth (Sterr) Crutchley in Philadelphia, PA
  • Currently residing in Philadelphia, PA
Dali Crutchley, April 2011, Philadelphia, PA


Auburn High School, Auburn, AL

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Higher Level Math, English, and History
  • Extended Essay: “Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics as a Viable Ethical System”

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Bioengineering

  • Senior Design Project: “Implementing an automated method for electrode placement in Parkinson’s deep brain stimulation surgery.”
    • With Charles Li and John Paulett.
    • Advisors: Stephen Wong, MD, Shabbar Danish, MD, and Leif Finkel, MD, Ph.D.
    • More information at project page.
  • Minor in Psychology
Patrick Crutchley, Charles Li and John Paulett, April 2007, Philadelphia, PA


University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry

Brain Behavior Laboratory. PI: Bruce I. Turetsky, MD. Lab website.

2007-2009: Programmer/Analyst
  • Projects included:
    • Structural MRI investigation of schizophrenia endophenotypes (Turetsky, Crutchley, et al., 2009). Project page.
    • TMS evoked-potential endophenotypes in schizophrenia. Project page.

University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychology

Computational Memory Lab. PI: Michael J. Kahana, Ph.D. Lab website.

2009-2011: Research Specialist
2011-2014: Research Coordinator/Lab Manager
2014: Research Project Manager
Computational Memory Lab, June 2011, Cape May, NJ

World Well-Being Project. Project website.

2014-2016: Senior Application Developer (Data Analyst)
World Well-Being Project

Qntfy. Company website.

2016-present: Software Developer
Qntfy logo




I enjoy distance road biking and urban bike-commuting. I completed the Schuylkill Scenic Century (the 67-mile route) in 2010. I also enjoy doing find it rewarding to do my own bike maintenance.


I am a fan of traditional-style pit barbecue, though I have been known to take a few shortcuts with my own. For a little while I was documenting this project at A Scalawag’s Smoker.

Pork shoulder after “The Renowned Mr. Brown” from Smoke & Spice,
July 2011, Outer Banks, NC


My right forearm is featured on page 209 of Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed by Carl Zimmer, as well as the blog that the book entries were pulled from. More information at the project page.