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David B. Thomas

, Health Services
Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology (primary appt.)

Education

DrPH   Johns Hopkins University, 1972   (Epidemiology)
MPH   Johns Hopkins University, 1969   (Epidemiology)
MD   University of Washington, 1963   (Preventive Medicine)
BS   University of Washington, 1959   (Oceanography)

Contact Info

email:   dbthomas@fhcrc.org

address:
1100 Fairview Ave N., Building M
Box 358080, Mailstop: M4-B874
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

voice:   206-667-5133
fax:   206-667-4787

About

Dr. Thomas previously conducted studies of smallpox and other infectious diseases. His current interests are in cancer epidemiology. His areas of research include studies of the etiology of gynecologic and breast cancers, and a randomized trial of the efficacy of breast self-xamination. He also participates in the School's International Health Program.

Dr. Thomas is former Head of both the Epidemiology and Breast Cancer Programs at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and former Director of the Cancer Surveillance System of Western Washington which is a population-based cancer registry. He published a commentary in 2002 advocating selective rather than universal cancer registration in the United States.


Dr. Thomas previously conducted studies of smallpox and other infectious diseases. His current interests are in cancer epidemiology. His areas of research include studies of the etiology of gynecologic and breast cancers, and studies of early breast cancer detection in developing countries.