Ph.D., 2019, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
MPH, 2012, Emory University
B.S., 2010, Northeastern University
Disability Health Disparities, Mind-body Approaches to Chronic Disease Prevention, Women's Health
Dr. Erin Vinoski Thomas is a Research Assistant Professor in the department of Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She is also the associate director for the Center for Leadership in Disability, whose mission includes translating research into sustainable community practices that lead to independent, inclusive, and productive lives for people with disabilities.
Dr. Vinoski Thomas’s research focuses on disability health disparities, with an emphasis on identifying and promoting holistic health behaviors particularly among women and girls with disabilities. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Vinoski Thomas served as a Disability and Health Fellow with the National Association of County and City Health Officials; in this role, she supported a national program providing technical assistance to local health departments across the US to increase their inclusion of people with disabilities in their policies, programs, and services.
Vinoski Thomas earned her Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences from UNC Charlotte in 2019. She also holds an MPH with a focus in Behavioral Sciences & Heath Education from Emory University and a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University, and is credentialed as a Certified Health Education Specialist.