Research seminar: February 21, 2020


Using health data to understand and improve children’s mental health service use

February 21, 2020

Kathleen Thomas, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kathleen's research focuses on decision-making around the use of health care to promote mental health and emotional well-being, especially for underserved populations, ranging from minority populations, to disability policy and childhood autism.

Her work is grounded in mixed methods, using a variety of primary and secondary data sources including qualitative data, stated preferences, quantitative surveys of health and health behavior, claims and administrative records.

She is engaged in understanding how people live – what motivates them to be transactional around the most important things in their lives – family, health, and well-being.