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Yonette Thomas, Ph.D.

Yonette Thomas, Ph.D.


Ph.D. Howard University
M.A. Howard University
B.A. Howard University

About Me

Yonette F. Thomas, Ph.D., is the former Associate Vice President for Research Compliance at Howard University. Prior to joining Howard in 2009, she served as the Chief of the Epidemiology Research Branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institutes of Health. She is a Voluntary Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami. She is a Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Minority Health Services Research (CMHSR) within the College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University. Dr. Thomas is a social epidemiologist, with training in epidemiology, medical sociology, and demography. Her primary research and publications has focused on the social epidemiology of drug abuse and HIV/AIDS and the link with Geography. Specifically, she recently edited a book on “Geography and Drug Addiction.”

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Recent Publications

Thomas, YF and Conway, KP. (2010). “The Epidemiology of Drug Abuse: How NIDA Stimulates Research.” In Scheier, Lawrence M, Ed. Handbook of Drug Use Etiology: Theory, Methods, and Empirical Findings, American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Thomas, YF and Compton, WM,(2007). “Rural populations are not protected from drug use and abuse,” The Journal of Rural Health, Volume 23, Supplemental Issue, Fall.

Thomas, YF, Schnur P, Iguchi, MY, (2007). “Behavioral and economic perspectives in drug abuse research,” editorial. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Volume 90, Suppl., September.

Thomas, YF. (2007). The Social Epidemiology of Drug Abuse. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 32 (6S), pp. s141-s146.