Professor Thompson teaches Applied Biostatistical Analysis and Epidemiologic Research in the Muskie School's Graduate Program in Public Health (MPH).
Education: Yale University, BA, 1970; PhD, 1980.
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.