Lisa Rey Thomas, PhD
Dr. Thomas conducts community-based participatory research with American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities. Her focus is on reducing health disparities and promoting health and wellness with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity and community strengths. She is particularly interested in access to appropriate mental health care and substance abuse treatment for members of AIAN communities.
- Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington
- PhD, 2004, University of Washington, Clinical Psychology
- Thomas, L. R., Rosa, C., Forcehimes, A., & Donovan, D. M. (2011). Research partnerships between academic institutions and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and organizations: Effective strategies and lessons learned in a multisite CTN study. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 37, 333-338.
- Thomas, L. R., Donovan, D. M., Sigo, R. L. W., & Price, L. (2011). Community-based participatory research in Indian Country: Definitions, theory, rationale, examples, and principles. In P. Spicer, P. Farrell, M. C. Sarche, & H. E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Mental Health: Development, Context, Prevention, and Treatment (pp. 165-187). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
- Thomas, L. R., Donovan, D. M., & Sigo, R. L. W. (2010). Identifying community needs and resources in a Native community: A research partnership in the Pacific Northwest. International Journal of Mental Health Addition, 8(2), 362-373.
- Thomas, L. R., Donovan, D. M., Sigo, R. L. W., Austin, L., Marlatt, G. A., & Suquamish Tribe. (2009). The community pulling together: A tribal community-university partnership project to reduce substance abuse and promote good health in a reservation tribal community. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 8(3), 283-300.
- Allen, J., Mohatt, G. V., Rasmus, S. M., Hazel, K., Thomas, L., Lindley, S., and & People Awakening Team. (2006). The tools to understand: Community as co-researcher on culture-specific protective factors for Alaska Natives. Journal of Prevention and Interventions in the Community, 32(1-2), 41-59.