W. Douglas Thompson
Education: Yale University, BA, 1970; PhD, 1980.
Professor Thompson teaches Applied Biostatistical Analysis and Epidemiologic Research.
Research Interests: His expertise is in the areas of risk factors for breast cancer, evaluation of the efficacy of screening for cancer, statistical analysis in epidemiology, and evaluation of gene-environment interactions.
Dr. Thompson is currently working on studies of genetic markers in breast cancer. He is widely published, including a textbook entitled Methods in Observational Epidemiology and articles in the American Journal of Epidemiology, New England Journal of Medicine, and Journal of the National Cancer Institute. He has served as a member of various special review committees for the National Institute of Health and on its Epidemiology and Disease Control study section.
“Rural Vets: Their Barriers, Problems, Needs," published in the May/June 2013 issue of Health Progress (author, John Gale)
“Leadership in a Changing Environment: A Leadership Model for Child Welfare,” published in Administration in Social Work (author, Freda Bernotavicz)