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Nancy Thompson, PhD, MPH

Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

Dr. Nancy Thompson is a professor in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University.  She is trained as a Clinical Psychologist and Behavioral Epidemiologist and licensed in the State of Georgia.  She is certified in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. Her research interests are in mental health and health behavior. She has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in epilepsy self-management and distance delivery of mental health intervention. She served as the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of the Managing Epilepsy Well: Self-Management Intervention Research Coordinating Center from 2011-2016. Dr. Thompson has received a number of awards including the Rebecca Goldberg-Kaufman Ethical Neuropsychiatry Award for her work in developing Project UPLIFT, a distance-delivered mental health intervention, and the Emory University Scholar/Teacher award. She has taught courses in Mental Health, Mindfulness, Behavioral Epidemiology, Research Methods, Epidemiology, and Statistics.  She has also written 1 book, 10 book chapters, and 89 publications in peer-reviewed journals, one of which was selected for the Yearbook of Medicine.