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Lisa Thompson, PhD, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Dr. Thompson is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Emory University and affiliated faculty in the Department of Environmental Health in the Rollins School of Public Health. She is co-chair of the nursing PhD program and is a faculty fellow in the campus-wide Emory Global Health Institute. 

Dr. Thompson’s research focuses on environmental health disparities that contribute to adverse perinatal outcomes. Her unique contribution to nursing research and education is in global environmental health, specifically developing interventions to reduce exposures to household air pollution from cooking fires in low-resource countries. For the past 15 years, her research has been focused on household air pollution research since the first randomized stove intervention trial was conducted in Guatemala in 2002.  She has received funding from USAID, Grand Challenges Canada, and NIH to design behavioral change interventions to reduce exposures to air pollution. She works with an interdisciplinary team of environmental scientists, physicians, epidemiologists and implementation scientists and is co-investigator on the HAPIN trial, the largest multi-country RCT to date on household air pollution. She participates in the Fogarty International Center/ National Institutes of Health Clean Cooking Implementation Science Network. Her publications and international presentations span the disciplines of nursing and public health. 

Dr. Thompson received her BSN, MSN and FNP degrees from San Francisco State University. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in Environmental Health Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.