Yonette Thomas, PhD
With a background in medical sociology and demography, Dr. Thomas began work in social epidemiology when evaluating the Comprehensive Child Development Program. She worked on drug control policy issues at the National Academy of Sciences and then moved to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Her primary research interest is a methodologically rigorous approach to epidemiological issues in drug abuse. She currently serves as associate vice president for research compliance at Howard University.
- Associate Vice President for Research Compliance, Howard University
- PhD, 1992, Howard University, Medical Sociology and Demography
- MA, 1989, Howard University, Sociology
- Kandel, D., Schaffran, C., Hu, M., & Thomas, Y. (2011). Age-related differences in cigarette smoking among Whites and African-Americans: Evidence for the crossover hypothesis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 118(2-3), 280-287.
- Thomas, Y. F. & Conway, K. P. (2010). The epidemiology of drug abuse: How NIDA stimulates research. In L. M. Scheier (Ed.), Handbook of Drug Use Etiology: Theory, Methods, and Empirical Findings. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Thomas, Y., Schnur, P., Iguchi, M. Y. (2007). Behavioral and economic perspectives in drug abuse research. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 90, S1-S3.
- Thomas, Y. F. (2007). The social epidemiology of drug abuse. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32(6), S141-S146.
- Compton, W. M., Thomas, Y. F., Sinson, F. S., & Grant, B. F. (2007). Prevalence, correlates, disability, and comorbidity of DSM-IV drug abuse and dependence in the Unites States: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Archives of General Psychiatry, 64(5), 566-576.
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