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Dr. Thomas La Veist

B.A., Ph.D.
Thomas La Veist

Professor, Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Research Summary

Dr. LaVeist's research and writing has focused on three broad thematic research questions: What are the social and behavioral factors that predict the timing of various related health outcomes (e.g., access and utilization of health services, mortality, entrance into nursing home)? What are the social and behavioral factors that explain race differences in health outcomes? What has been the impact of social policy on the health and quality of life of African Americans? His work has included both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Dr. LaVeist seeks to develop an orienting framework in the development of policy and interventions to address race disparities in health-related outcomes. Specific areas of expertise include U.S. health and social policy, the role of race in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and utilization of health services.


EM 5/06

Journal Citations

Casagrande, S.S.; Gary, T.L.; LaVeist, T.A.; Gaskin, D.J.; Cooper, L.A. Perceived discrimination and adherence to medical care in a racially integrated community. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Mar;22(3):389-395.

Downing, R.A.; LaVeist, T.A.; Bullock, H.E. Intersections of ethnicity and social class in provider advice regarding reproductive health. Am J Public Health. 2007 Oct;97(10):1803-1807.

Gary, T.L.; Stark, S.A.; LaVeist, T.A. Neighborhood characteristics and mental health among African Americans and whites living in a racially integrated urban community. Health & place. 2007 Jun;13(2):569-575.

Gibbons, M.C.; Brock, M.; Alberg, A.J.; Glass, T.; LaVeist, T.A.; Baylin, S.; Levine, D.; Fox, C.E. The sociobiologic integrative model (SBIM): enhancing the integration of sociobehavioral, environmental, and biomolecular knowledge in urban health and disparities research. J Urban Health. 2007 Mar;84(2):198-211.

Laveist, T.A.; Thorpe, R.J., Jr.; Mance, G.A.; Jackson, J. Overcoming confounding of race with socio-economic status and segregation to explore race disparities in smoking. Addiction. 2007 Oct;102 Suppl 2:65-70.

Nguyen, G.C.; Bayless, T.M.; Powe, N.R.; Laveist, T.A.; Brant, S.R. Race and health insurance are predictors of hospitalized Crohn's disease patients undergoing bowel resection. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2007 Nov;13(11):1408-1416.

Nguyen, G.C.; Laveist, T.A.; Brant, S.R. The utilization of parenteral nutrition during the in-patient management of inflammatory bowel disease in the United States: a national survey. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics. 2007 Dec;26(11-12):1499-1507.

Gaskin, D.J.; Spencer, C.S.; Richard, P.; Anderson, G.F.; Powe, N.R.; Laveist, T.A. Do hospitals provide lower-quality care to minorities than to whites? Health affairs (Project Hope). 2008 Mar-Apr;27(2):518-527.

LaVeist, T.; Thorpe, R., Jr.; Bowen-Reid, T.; Jackson, J.; Gary, T.; Gaskin, D.; Browne, D. Exploring health disparities in integrated communities: overview of the EHDIC study. J Urban Health. 2008 Jan;85(1):11-21.

LaVeist, T.A.; Relosa, R.; Sawaya, N. The COA360: a tool for assessing the cultural competency of healthcare organizations. Journal of healthcare management / American College of Healthcare Executives. 2008 Jul-Aug;53(4):257-266; discussion 266-257.

Nguyen, G.C.; Laveist, T.A.; Segev, D.L.; Thuluvath, P.J. Race is a predictor of in-hospital mortality after cholecystectomy, especially in those with portal hypertension. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Oct;6(10):1146-1154.

Nguyen, G.C.; Tuskey, A.; Bayless, T.M.; LaVeist, T.A.; Brant, S.R. Community-based health preferences for proctocolectomy: a race comparison. Dig Dis Sci. 2008 Mar;53(3):741-746.

Thorpe, R.J., Jr.; Brandon, D.T.; LaVeist, T.A. Social context as an explanation for race disparities in hypertension: findings from the Exploring Health Disparities in Integrated Communities (EHDIC) Study. Soc Sci Med. 2008 Nov;67(10):1604-1611.

Bowie, J.V.; Juon, H.S.; Dubay, L.C.; Lebrun, L.A.; Curbow, B.A.; Thorpe, R.J.; Laveist, T.A. Cancer prevention behaviors in low-income urban whites: an understudied problem. J Urban Health. 2009 Nov;86(6):861-871.

Gaskin, D.J.; Price, A.; Brandon, D.T.; Laveist, T.A. Segregation and disparities in health services use. Med Care Res Rev. 2009 Oct;66(5):578-589.

Nguyen, G.C.; Laveist, T.A.; Harris, M.L.; Datta, L.W.; Bayless, T.M.; Brant, S.R. Patient trust-in-physician and race are predictors of adherence to medical management in inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2009 Jan 28.

Nguyen, G.C.; Munsell, M.; Brant, S.R.; LaVeist, T.A. Racial and geographic disparities in the use of parenteral nutrition among inflammatory bowel disease inpatients diagnosed with malnutrition in the United States. Jpen. 2009 Sep-Oct;33(5):563-568.

Nguyen, G.C.; Sam, J.; Murthy, S.K.; Kaplan, G.G.; Tinmouth, J.M.; LaVeist, T.A. Hospitalizations for inflammatory bowel disease: profile of the uninsured in the United States. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2009 May;15(5):726-733.

Washington, H.A.; Baker, R.B.; Olakanmi, O.; Savitt, T.L.; Jacobs, E.A.; Hoover, E.; Wynia, M.K.; Blanchard, J.; Boulware, L.E.; Braddock, C.; Corbie-Smith, G.; Crawley, L.; LaVeist, T.A.; Maxey, R.; Mills, C.; Moseley, K.L.; Williams, D.R. Segregation, civil rights, and health disparities: the legacy of African American physicians and organized medicine, 1910-1968. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2009 Jun;101(6):513-527.

Evans, M.K.; Lepkowski, J.M.; Powe, N.R.; LaVeist, T.; Kuczmarski, M.F.; Zonderman, A.B. Healthy aging in neighborhoods of diversity across the life span (HANDLS): overcoming barriers to implementing a longitudinal, epidemiologic, urban study of health, race, and socioeconomic status. Ethn Dis. 2010 Summer;20(3):267-275.

Franklin, F.A.; Laveist, T.A.; Webster, D.W.; Pan, W.K. Alcohol outlets and violent crime in Washington D.C. West J Emerg Med. 2010 Aug;11(3):283-290.


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