Population Health and Well-Being
Dr. Mark Thomas is the executive director for Population Health and Well-Being in MITRE’s Center for Transforming Health, where he spearheads a number of transformational initiatives for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has more than 15 years of experience working with federal, state, and local organizations, and nonprofit and commercial health systems to bring innovation to the administration, integration, strategy, and delivery of healthcare and human services.
He has presented his work to an array of audiences, including the National Governors Association, the National Council on State Legislatures, and the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. Dr. Thomas’ work has focused on maternal-child health disparities, behavioral health, and social determinants of health and well-being. Prior to working at the macro-policy level, he began his career working in mental health with at-risk children and families, where he experienced first-hand the complex and interconnected challenges facing local public health and human service agencies. Dr. Thomas holds a Ph.D. in child and family studies, with a health research concentration; an M.P.A., with a certification in health services management and policy; and an M.A. in marriage and family therapy, all from Syracuse University, and a B.S. in family science from Brigham Young University.