James C. Thomas, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Deputy Director for HIV and Infectious Diseases
MEASURE Evaluation Project, Carolina Population Center

Mailing address:
     MEASURE Evaluation
     Campus Box 8120
     University of North Carolina
     Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8120

Campus location:
     206 West Franklin Street, Room 211
     Chapel Hill,, NC 27517

Telephone: 919-966-7434
Administrative Assistant: 919-843-7135
Fax: 919-966-2391
Email: Jim.Thomas@unc.edu

Areas of Interest

  • My primary interest is in elucidating the social forces that contribute to patterns of sexually transmitted diseases in communities.

  • Social epidemiology is entwined with social ethics. A second area of interest for me is thus public health ethics. I was the principal author of the American Public Health Association's Code of Ethics.

  • My interest in teaching led to my editing and writing of the textbook entitled Epidemiologic Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases, published by Oxford University Press, and creating resources for teaching public health ethics.