Caroline A. Thompson, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Department of Epidemiology


Caroline A. Thompson, Ph.D, M.P.H., (she/her) is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Thompson's substantive research aims to describe and understand population-level patterns of cancer screening and diagnosis and to identify drivers of disparities in cancer-related healthcare delivery and outcomes across populations. Methodologically, she is interested in improving the valid research-use of complex, longitudinal sources of routine healthcare data (e.g., medical claims and electronic health records) and the use of quantitative bias analysis to evaluate the impact of suspected sources of systematic error in observational research. A native North Carolinian, Dr. Thompson recently returned home after 20 years in California where she was a member of the faculty at San Diego State University and University of California San Diego.


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of California Los Angeles, 2013
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of California Los Angeles, 2010
  • BA, Biology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1999