Jim Thomas, PhD

Associate Professor
Curriculum Vitae
Jim Thomas’ Personal website
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
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1998 Fuller Theological Seminary, CA Ethics
1987 University of California, Los Angeles PhD, Epidemiology
1982 University of California, Los Angeles MPH, Population and Family Health
1977 University of California, Davis BS, Nutrition Science
EPID 826 Social Epidemiology: Concepts and Measures Syllabus
Research and practice interests

  • Ethics
  • Evidence-based public health
  • Global health
  • Health care delivery
  • Infectious diseases
  • Minority health
  • Public health practice
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
Practice activities

Ethics in public health emergencies

Staff/administrative responsibilities

Director, MEASURE Evaluation Project, Carolina Population Center

Key publications
Thomas JC, Torrone E, Browning C (2010)
Neighborhood characteristics affecting sexually transmitted disease rates in Chicago.
Journal of Urban Health: vol.87, p.102-12.

Thomas JC, Isler MR, Carter C, Torrone E (2007)
An interagency network perspective on HIV prevention..
Sexually Transmitted Disease: vol.34, p.71-75.

Thomas JC, Torrone E. (2006)
Incarceration as forced migration: Selected community health effects.
American Journal of Public Health: vol.96, p.1762-5.

Thomas JC, Sage M, Dillenberg J, Guillory VJ (2002)
A code of ethics for public health.
American Journal of Public Health: vol.1057-9, p.1057-9.

Thomas JC, Thomas K. (1999)
Things ain’t what they ought to be: Social forces underlying high rates of sexually transmitted diseases in a rural North Carolina county.
Social Science & Medicine: vol.49, p.1075-84.