Vetta L. Thompson, PhD

Professor of Social Work

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Associate Professor Sanders Thompson is a leading researcher in the areas of racial identity, psychosocial implications of race and ethnicity in health communications, access to health services, and determinates of health and mental health disparities. She has built a unique record of research that combines a sophisticated social science understanding of racial identity, rigorous measurement, and community-based participatory research. She joined the Brown School this summer and currently serves as a member of the Faculty Advisory Council of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University.