Dr. Polly Thomas has practiced public health, pediatrics, and preventive medicine in NYC and in NJ for over 30 years. She started as an EIS officer with CDC, then researched the epidemiology of pediatric HIV, supervised HIV surveillance and the establishment of the World Trade Center Health Registry with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and now oversees preventive medicine training at NJMS as well as maintaining a part time practice in Pediatrics. She received her medical degree from Yale Medical School. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine. Her areas of interest include Public Health, Public Health Practice, Preventive Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Pediatrics, Climate and Health, HIV.
M.D., 1977, Yale University, School of Medicine, Medicine B.S., 1973, Yale University, Biology
Gargano LM, Thomas PA, Stellman SD. Asthma Control in Adolescents 10 to 11 Years after Exposure to the World Trade Center Disaster. Pediatric Research 2017. 81 (1-1) 43-50.
Kim S, Kulkarni PA, Rajan M, Thomas P, Tsai S, Tan C, Davidow A. Hurricane Sandy (New Jersey): Mortality Rates in the Following Month and Quarter. Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print June 22, 2017: e1 ? e4. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303826
Kulkarni PA, Gu H, Tsai S, Passannante M, Kim S, Thomas PA, Tan CQG, Davidow AL. Evacuations as a Result of Hurricane Sandy: Analysis of the 2014 New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey. Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2017 Dec;11(6):720-728. PMID: 28659220
Kuo AA, Thomas PA, Chilton LA, Mascola L. AAP Council on Community Pediatrics, AAP Section on Epidemiology, Public Health, and Evidence. Pediatricians and Public Health: Optimizing the Health and Well-Being of the Nation?s Children. Pediatrics. 2018;141(2): e20173848 PMID: 29358481
Shahani S, Korenblit P, Thomas P, Passannante MR, Carr R, Davis L. Feasibility of Targeted Secure Messages to Facilitate Access to Tobacco Treatment Counseling for Veterans. JMIR Ment Health 2018; 5: e18. Doi:10.2196/mental/7957. PMID: 29506969, PMCID: PMC5859788