Dr. Thomas studies the social forces that establish patterns of disease in communities. He has a particular interest in complex systems and methods for studying them, including network analysis.



Jim has worked to highlight inequities, such as the public health consequences of incarcerating African-American males at extremely high rates; and he has led the creation of a code of ethics for public health.

Ethics ›


As the Director of  MEASURE Evaluation, Jim leads a team that  works in more than 30 developing countries at a time, enabling the countries to collect and use data to guide their public health policies and programs.

Leadership ›