University of Washington School of Public Health

David Thomas - SPH Faculty Bio

David Thomas


Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave N., Building M
Box 358080, Mailstop: M4-B874
Seattle, WA 98109 -1024
Tel: 206-667-5133

Research Interests

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.

Related Links

Epidemiology Biography Page
Health Services Biography Page


MD   University of Washington, 1963
DrPH   Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, 1972

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