Lisa Thompson, RN, PhD, FNP

Overview

My research focuses on environmental factors that contribute to low birth weight and adverse perinatal outcomes, such as neonatal morbidity and mortality. My current research interests are to expand the evidence of an association between low birth weight and decreased anthropometric growth (primarily stunting and wasting) among children who are heavily exposed to particulate matter and carbon monoxide from solid-fuel cook stoves in lesser-developed countries.

My long-term goal is to examine other social, economic and institutional forces that drive environmental health disparities, both globally, and among Latino immigrant populations residing in urban California.

Publications

Thompson LM, Yousefi P, Penaloza R, Balmes J, Nina H. Genetic modification of the effect of maternal household air pollution exposure on birth weight in Guatemalan newborns. Reprod Toxicol. 2014 Oct 7.
Thompson LM, Levi AJ, Bly K, Ha C, Keirns T. Premature or just small? Training guatemalan birth attendants to weigh and assess gestational age of newborns: an analysis of outcomes. Health Care Women Int. 2014 Feb; 35(2):216-31.
Thompson LM, Jarvis S, Sparacino P, Kuo D, Genz S. Perceptions of health equity and subjective social status among baccalaureate nursing students engaged in service-learning activities in Hawai'i. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2013 Oct; 72(10):339-45.
Radoff KA, Levi AJ, Thompson LM. A radio-education intervention to improve maternal knowledge of obstetric danger signs. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2013 Oct; 34(4):213-9.
Radoff KA, Thompson LM, Bly KC, Romero C. Practices related to postpartum uterine involution in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Midwifery. 2013 Mar; 29(3):225-32.
Chandler JT, Malone RE, Thompson LM, Rehm RS. "No me ponían mucha importancia": care-seeking experiences of undocumented Mexican immigrant women with chronic illness. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2012 Apr-Jun; 35(2):E24-36.
Radoff K., Levi A., Levy F, Thompson, L.M. From home to hospital: A report of mistreatment of childbearing women and barriers to facility based birth in the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. International Journal of Childbirth. 2012; 1(2):40-50.
Speaks JT, Thomas EC, Thompson LM. Household air pollution from cooking fires: a challenge for nurses globally and a call to action. J Community Health Nurs. 2012; 29(4):236-44.
Smith KR, McCracken JP, Weber MW, Hubbard A, Jenny A, Thompson LM, Balmes J, Diaz A, Arana B, Bruce N. Effect of reduction in household air pollution on childhood pneumonia in Guatemala (RESPIRE): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2011 Nov 12; 378(9804):1717-26.
Lam N, Nicas M, Ruiz-Mercado I, Thompson LM, Romero C, Smith KR. Non-invasive measurement of carbon monoxide burden in Guatemalan children and adults following wood-fired temazcal (sauna-bath) use. J Environ Monit. 2011 Aug; 13(8):2172-81.
Thompson LM, Bruce N, Eskenazi B, Diaz A, Pope D, Smith KR. Impact of reduced maternal exposures to wood smoke from an introduced chimney stove on newborn birth weight in rural Guatemala. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Oct; 119(10):1489-94.
Thompson LM, Clark M, Cadman B, Canúz E, Smith KR. Exposures to high levels of carbon monoxide from wood-fired temazcal (steam bath) use in highland Guatemala. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2011 Apr-Jun; 17(2):103-12.
Pope DP, Mishra V, Thompson L, Siddiqui AR, Rehfuess EA, Weber M, Bruce NG. Risk of low birth weight and stillbirth associated with indoor air pollution from solid fuel use in developing countries. Epidemiol Rev. 2010 Apr; 32(1):70-81.
Kuo D, Thompson LM, Lee A, Romero C, Smith KR. Unintended benefits: leadership skills and behavioral change among Guatemalan fieldworkers employed in a longitudinal household air pollution study. Int Q Community Health Educ. 2010; 31(4):311-30.
Smith KR, McCracken JP, Thompson L, Edwards R, Shields KN, Canuz E, Bruce N. Personal child and mother carbon monoxide exposures and kitchen levels: methods and results from a randomized trial of woodfired chimney cookstoves in Guatemala (RESPIRE). J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2010 Jul; 20(5):406-16.
Bruce N, Weber M, Arana B, Diaz A, Jenny A, Thompson L, McCracken J, Dherani M, Juarez D, Ordonez S, Klein R, Smith KR. Pneumonia case-finding in the RESPIRE Guatemala indoor air pollution trial: standardizing methods for resource-poor settings. Bull World Health Organ. 2007 Jul; 85(7):535-44.
Thompson L, Diaz J, Jenny A, Diaz A, Bruce N, Balmes J. Nxwisen, ntzarrin or ntzo'lin? Mapping children's respiratory symptoms among indigenous populations in Guatemala. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Oct; 65(7):1337-50.

Honors and Awards

KL2 Scholars Program, UCSF CTSI, 2011-2015
Burke Family Global Health Faculty Award , UCSF Global Health Sciences, 2009-2012

Interests

Lisa Thompson
+1 415 502-5628
2 Koret Way, Nursing, Rm 405J
UCSF Box 0606
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States