John Thomas, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-General Pediatrics

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Graduate Schools :
  • MSW, University of Texas - Austin (1997)
  • PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA/BS, Texas State University–San Marcos (TX) (1985)
Department: Pediatrics-General Pediatrics

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, General Pediatrics
  • Executive Director, Peer Mentored Care Collaborative (PMCC)
  • Director, Population Health Telemedicine and Care Innovation
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology


  • Zittleman, L., Curcija, K., Nease, D., Fisher, L., Dickinson, M., Thomas, J.F., Espinoza, A., Sutter, C., Ancona, J., Holtrop, J., & Westfall, J.M. (2022). Increasing capacity for treatment of opioid use disorder in rural primary care practices. Annals of Family Medicine. 20(1). doi: 10.1370/afm.2757.
  • Cobry E, Reznick-Lipina T., Pyle L., Slover R., Thomas J.F., Alonso T., & Wadwa, R.P. Diabetes technology use in remote pediatric patients with Type 1 diabetes using clinic-to-clinic telemedicine. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics. 2022; 24(1). doi: 10.1089/dia.2021.0229
  • Leggott, K., Basche, L., Saseen, J., Burakoff, A., Fish, D., Oberts-Walsh, L., Cook, K., & Thomas, J.F. A roadmap for statewide response to a pandemic: a novel implementation of the just-in-time ECHO model. Journal of Family Medicine. 2021; 34:481-488.
  • Curcija, K., Nease, D., Fisher, M., Dickinson, M., Thomas, J., Sutter, C., Holtrop, J., Westfall, J. Increasing Capacity for OUD Treatment in Rural Primary Care; Annals of Family Medicine:
  • Thompson, M., Fuhlbrigge, A., Pearson, D., Saxon, D., Oberts-Walsh, L., & Thomas, J.F. (2021). Building econsults (electronic consults) capability at an academic medical center to improve efficiencies in delivering care. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. 12: 1-5. doi: 10.1177/21501327211005303
  • Zittleman, L., Curcija, K., Sutter, C., Dickinson, L.M., Thomas, J.F., de la Cerda, D., Nease, D., & Westfall, JM. (2020). Building capacity for medication assisted treatment in rural primary care practices: the IT MATTRs Practice Team Training. J Primary Care and Community Hlth. 2020 Jan-Dec; doi:10.1177/2150132720953723
  • Joshi, C., Yang, M., Eschbach, K., Tong, S., Jacobson, M., Stillman, C., Kropp, A., Shea, S., Frunzi, G., Thomas, J.F., Olson, C. (2020). Quality and safety analysis of 2999 telemedicine encounters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Neurology.
  • Thomas, J.F., Olson, C., Frunzi, G. (2020). Diagnosis from a distance: Telecardiology in the Evaluation of Fetal Arrythmias.
  • Shimasaki, S., Bishop, E., Guthrie, M., Thomas, J.F. Strengthening the health workforce through the ECHO stages of participation: Participant’s perspectives on key facilitators and barriers. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development. 2019. 6:1-8.
  • M. Bakhach, M. Reid, B. Pyatak, C. Berget, C.Cain, J.F. Thomas, G. Klingensmith, and J. Raymond. Home-telemedicine (CoYoT1 clinic): a novel approach to improve psychosocial outcomes inn young adults with diabetes. The Diabetes Educator. 2019. 45(4): 420-430.
  • Olson, C. & Thomas, J.F. (2016). Telehealth: No longer an idea for the future. Advances in Pedatrics. In press.
  • J.R. Temple, P. van den Berg, J.F. Thomas, J. Northcutt, C. Thomas, D.H. Freeman. Violecne and substance abuse following a natural disaster: does evacuation status matter? American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 2011. 6(4):201.
  • Thomas, JF, Temple J, Rupp R. Ethnic disparities in needed adolescent health. Journal on Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. 2010. 22(1):101-107.
  • Cobry, E, Reznick-Lipina, T., Pyle, L., Slover, R., Thomas, J.F., Alonso, T., & Wadwa, R.P. (2020). Lower continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) use in pediatric patients with T1D in locations distant from a specialty center. Telemedicine and Technology. In press.
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General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MSW, University of Texas - Austin (1997)
  • PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA/BS, Texas State University–San Marcos (TX) (1985)
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Department: Pediatrics-General Pediatrics
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