Lisa Thompson, RN, PhD, FNP-C
My research focuses on environmental factors that contribute to low birth weight and adverse perinatal outcomes. My current research interests are to expand the evidence of an association between low birth weight, decreased anthropometric growth (primarily stunting and wasting), and neurodevelopmental delay 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.
I teach master’s and doctoral students in the School of Nursing and master’s students in Global Health Sciences. Also, I co-teach the following doctoral-level course with Abbey Alkon: N 289A Advanced Quantitative Methods.
- Sigma Theta Tau International
- American Public Health Association
- National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
- Western Institute of Nursing
- Peer reviewer, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
- International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
|2011||UCSF CTSI KL2 Research Scholar Award|
|2008||Burke Family Global Health Faculty Award, UCSF Global Health Sciences|
|2008||Faculty Development Award, UCSF Academic Senate|
|2008||Henrik L. Blum Award for Distinguished Social Action, UC Berkeley School of Public Health|
- Kuo D, Thompson LM, Lee A, Romero C, Smith KR. (In press). Unintended benefits: Leadership skills and behavioral change among Guatemalan fieldworkrs employed in a longitudinal household air pollution study. International Journal of Community Health Education.
- Smith KR, McCracken JP, Weber MW, Hubbard A, Jenny A, Thompson LM, Balmes J, Diaz A, Arana B, Bruce N. (2011). Effect of reduction in household air pollution on childhood pneumonia in Guatemala (RESPIRE): A randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 378(9804), 1717-1726. PMID: 22078686
- Thompson LM, Bruce N, Eskenazi B, Diaz A, Pope D, Smith KR. (2011). Impact of reduced maternal exposures to wood smoke from an introduced chimney stove on newborn birth weight in rural Guatemala. Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(10), 1489-1494. PMID: 21652290
- Thompson LM, Clark M, Cadman B, Canuz E, Smith KR. (2011). Exposures to high levels of carbon monoxide from wood-fired temazcal (steam bath) use in highland Guatemala. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 17(2), 103-112. PMID: 21618942
- Pope DP, Mishra V, Thompson L, Siddiqui AR, Rehfuess EA, Weber M, Bruce NG. (2010). Risk of low birth weight and stillbirth associated with indoor air pollution from solid fuel use in developing countries. Epidemiologic Reviews, 32(1), 70-81. PMID: 20378629