(Professor, Department of Health Services Administration; Director, Center for Health Equity) received his PhD in health education from Southern Illinois in 1985. He joined the UM faculty in 2010 from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He has published >60 articles, directs the NIMHD-sponsored Research Center of Excellence on Minority Health Disparities, and is PI with Dr. Quinn on the National Bioethics Research Infrastructure Initiative, Building Trust Between Minorities and Researchers. He focuses on translating clinical trials evidence into community-based interventions for minority populations, investigating psychosocial factors associated with racial differences in attitudes, beliefs and willingness to participate in research, and designing culturally-tailored health promotion and disease prevention outreach strategies to engage minority populations in non-clinical settings. Dr. Thomas has mentored ~20 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to this point in his career.
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