W. Douglas Thompson

Professor of Epidemiology, USM Department of Applied Medical Science; Senior Research Associate
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177 Science Building

Contact Information

Phone: 207-780-4682

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.

New Publications

What's New?

Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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