Angela D. Thomas, DrPH, MPH, MBA, serves as vice president of Healthcare Delivery Research, MedStar Health. In this position, she is responsible for leading a team of experts to apply rigorous scientific methods to enable next-generation healthcare delivery through quality, safety, innovation, health economics, payment reform, outcomes, health services research, data science, and health equity. This team of healthcare delivery experts lead, implement, and evaluate data-driven solutions that support policies and programs that improve healthcare in a manner that integrates science with the clinical and operational expertise required to meet patient and community needs. Dr. Thomas also ensures that these research activities leverage the collective leadership and unique strengths of MedStar Health and Georgetown University.
Dr. Thomas brings nearly 20 years of experience in the administrative leadership of translational and clinical research from Federal and non-Federal sponsors. Prior to this role, she’s served in other Senior Leadership roles within MHRI as executive director of MHRI’s Health Services Research Network and executive director of MHRI’s Cardiovascular Research Administration. Before joining MHRI, she served as manager of research operations for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, where she was responsible for the direction of the department’s research administrative functions. While there, she served as a key member of the Pelvic Floor Research Group. In that position, she published and presented, both nationally and internationally, on research related to urinary incontinence in women. Dr. Thomas’ current research interests include health equity and patient safety.
Dr. Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biopsychology and the Cognitive Sciences from the University of Michigan. She received a Master of Public Health degree in Health Behavior and Health Education, also from the University of Michigan. Later, she received her Master of Business Administration degree from the Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration and her Doctor of Public Health in Advanced Practice Leadership in Public Health from the University of South Florida.