Richard K. Thomas, PhD


Vice President
Health Management Associates


Richard K. Thomas, PhD, is vice president of Health and Performance Re¬sources in Memphis, Tennessee, and has been involved in healthcare market research and consultation with hospitals, clinics, health plans, and other healthcare organizations in both the public and private sectors for more than 40 years. He holds faculty appointments at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the University of Mississippi, where he is also a research associate at the Center for Population Studies. Dr. Thomas is active in publishing and has authored or co-authored 20 books on health-related topics, most notably health services planning, healthcare market research, and the demography of health and healthcare. He has authored dozens of articles on healthcare and given numerous presentations, seminars, and workshops on related subjects. He previously served as the editor of Marketing Health Services, the healthcare journal of the American Marketing Association. Dr. Thomas holds MAs in sociology and geography from the University of Memphis and a PhD in medical sociology from Vanderbilt University.
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