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Dr. Thompson is Associate Professor of Epidemiology, specializing in cancer epidemiology, health care delivery, quantitative methodology and “big” data science. She holds a Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology from the University Of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Thompson’s research interests include cancer screening and detection, cancer-related healthcare delivery, racial and ethnic disparities in cancer, (re)use of electronic health records for research, imputation and quantitative bias analysis for missing data, development and application of novel methods for causal inference, and geospatial cancer epidemiology. In addition to her role as faculty with the SPH, she is also an Adjunct Professor and K12 scholar at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and a Consulting Investigator at Sutter Health, where she completed her post-doctoral training as an AcademyHealth Delivery Systems Science Fellow (DSSF) in 2014. Prior to receiving her training as an Epidemiologist, she enjoyed a 10-year career in the biopharma industry as a data manager for oncology clinical trials.