Gretchen Thompson is a Senior Research Scientist with the Behavioral, Epidemiological & Clinical Sciences division for Global Health, Population and Nutrition at FHI 360. She has expertise in translational public health, community health, global development, social capital and social epidemiology. She has published research in peer-reviewed outlets on public health, substance abuse, nutritional outcomes, community development, globalization, social capital and health disparities. She has over fifteen years of combined academic and professional experience leading collaborative research and consulting teams in both domestic and international settings.
Before joining FHI 360, Thompson worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior scientist, project manager and team lead for a number of research projects focused on the health of active military service member and veterans. Gretchen has a doctorate in sociology from North Carolina State University.