Angela D. Thomas, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., M.B.A., brings over 20 years of experience in the scientific and administrative leadership of translational and clinical research. She currently serves as the vice president of healthcare delivery research at MedStar Health Research Institute. Dr. Thomas is responsible for leading a team of experts to apply rigorous scientific methods to enable next-generation healthcare delivery. Dr. Thomas also ensures that these research activities leverage the collective leadership and unique strengths of MedStar Health and Georgetown University.
Dr. Thomas’ research interests focus on health equity and patient safety. Dr. Thomas is the Executive Lead for the $30 Million Safe Babies Safe Moms initiative, funded by the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, aimed at reducing disparities in maternal and infant mortality in Washington, DC. In addition, she contributes her research expertise in disparities, health equity, and patient safety to the initiative to uncover the contributing factors leading to disparities in maternal and infant harm. Dr. Thomas’ research has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals and covered by several media outlets.
Dr. Thomas received a Bachelor of Science in biopsychology and the cognitive sciences from the University of Michigan. She received a Master of Public Health in health behavior and health education, also from the University of Michigan. Later, she received her Master of Business Administration from the Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration and her Doctor of Public Health in Advanced Practice Leadership in Public Health from the University of South Florida.