Dr. Thomas LaVeist

Biography 

Dr. LaVeist seeks to develop an orienting framework in the development of policy and interventions to address race disparities in health-related outcomes.

Research Interests 

Dr. LaVeist's research and writing has focused on three broad thematic research questions:

  1. 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?
  2. What are the social and behavioral factors that explain race differences in health outcomes?
  3. 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