Jessica Thompson, using systems science in community health


Doctoral candidate Jessica Thompson (BCHS '21) is interested in community-engaged approaches, chronic disease prevention, rural and Appalachian women's health, mixed-methods research, and systems science approaches to community health research. Thompson holds a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to use spatial analysis and concept mapping methodologies to inform context-specific strategies to improve cardiovascular disease outcomes among rural Appalachian women in Pennsylvania. She also serves as the project coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh Concept Mapping Institute.


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