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Alvin Thomas, MSPH
Alvin Thomas graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2016 with an MSPH in international health.
Under the guidance of CCGHE's Dr. Larry Chang, Alvin worked with the mLAKE (Lakefolk Actively Keeping Engaged) and EMAI Rakai (Ecological Momentary Analysis and Intervention) studies in Uganda. Both studies are a partnership with the Rakai Health Science Program (RHSP) and use software developed by the award-winning emocha mobile health platform (http://www.emocha.com). The mLAKE intervention trains community health workers to deliver motivational interviewing inspired counseling in order to promote HIV service uptake. The EMAI study assess the use of daily questionnaires to provide tailored prompts aimed at improving health behaviors.
Alvin completed in BS in Chemistry-Engineering with Honors at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. His research interests include infectious disease epidemiology, mobile health (mHealth), and mathematical modeling.