Tess Thompson, PhD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor, Brown School
cancer, chronic disease, health communication, disparities, prevention, Blacks or African Americans, longitudinal study, community-engaged research & practice, qualitative methods, social support & network, transdisciplinary & team science

Dr. Thompson’s research examines how the social context affects health in cancer prevention and control. This work includes three main strands: the importance of social support; the effects of family on health; and the use of narratives and other innovative methods of health communication.