Fanice  Thomas

Fanice Thomas

Associate Director of Policy and Strategy

Fanice Thomas, Ph.D., is the associate director of policy and strategy in the Social Policy Institute (SPI). Her roles include building out policy initiatives, contributing to the institute’s strategic vision, and initiating and maintaining stakeholder relationships.

Prior to coming to SPI, she was a National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) T32, a postdoctoral researcher at the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis in the Brown School and the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her research interests include leveraging evidence-based research to inform policies that reduce inequality and the design and implementation of interventions that promote health-promoting behaviors engagement.

Dr. Thomas received her Ph.D. in Applied Social and Community Psychology from North Carolina University, where she also earned a teaching and communication certificate. Additionally, she is an alum of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Research Scholars program. She enjoys urban gardening, raising chickens, running, and traveling.