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Dr. Audrey Alforque Thomas BA.,PhD
| Dr Thomas is a post-doctoral research fellow currently
focusing on cancer survivors in urban and rural Ireland. Previous projects
include a qualitative, longitudinal study of HIV+ women in New York State and
California, and a mixed-methods study of immigrant and native Black college
students in California. Dr Thomas holds degrees in Sociology
(AM and PhD) and Biology (AB).
|Thomas, Audrey Alforque (2013) The Black College Experience: Immigrant and native Black students on campus. El Paso, TX, USA: LFB Publishing. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Thomas, AA; Timmons, A; Molcho, M; Pearce, A; Gallagher, P; Butow, P; O'Sullivan, E; Gooberman-Hill, R; O'Neill, C; Sharp, L (2014) 'Quality of life in urban and rural settings: a study of head and neck cancer survivors'. Oral Oncol, 50 (7):676-682. [DOI] [Details]|
|Thomas, AA; Gallagher, P; O'Ceilleachair, A; Pearce, A; Sharp, L; Molcho, M (2014) 'Distance from treating hospital and colorectal cancer survivors' quality of life: a gendered analysis'. Supportive Care In Cancer, . [DOI] [Details]|
|Thomas, AA; Molcho, M (2014) 'Quality of life: rural vs urban cancer survivors' Cancer Professional 8 (3) :10-12. [Details]|
|Pearce, A; Timmons, A; O'Sullivan; Gallagher, P; Gooberman-Hill, R; Thomas, AA; Molcho, M; Butow, P; Sharp, L (2014) 'Long-term workforce participation patterns following head and neck cancer' Journal of Cancer Survivorship . [DOI] [Details]|
|Barnes DB; Alforque, A; Carter, K (2000) 'Like I just got a death sentence: Conditions affecting women's reactions to being told their HIV antibody test results' Research in the Sociology of Health Care . [DOI] [Details]|
|Thomas, Audrey Alforque (2009) 'The Effect of Family Immigration History on Blacks in Higher Education' Sociology Compass 3 (5) :836-846. [DOI] [Details]|
|Lara-Cinisomo, S; Thomas, AA (2013) 'An Exploratory Study of Mothers' Perceptions of Acculturation within the Preschool Context' National Head Start Association Dialog . [Details]|
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2004.
Title: Dissertation Grant
| Year: 2006.
Title: Dissertation Grant
| Year: 2008.
Title: Dissertation Completion Fellowship
|Thomas, Audrey Alforque; Timmons, A; Molcho, M; Gallagher, P; O'Neill, C; Butow, P; Gooberman-Hill, R; O'Sullivan, E; Sharp, L (2013) Rurality and Quality of Life among Head and Neck Cancer Survivors in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Cancer Society Survivorship Research Day, Dublin, Ireland , 19-SEP-13 - 19-SEP-13.|
|Donna B. Barnes and Audrey Alforque (1999) Like I just got a death sentence: HIV-positive women's experience of being told their HIV antibody status. [National Refereed Conference Paper], American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL , 22-JUN-99 - 25-JUN-99.|
|Audrey Alforque (2001) Numbers and Words: A mixed-method study of HIV-positive women. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA , 27-AUG-01 - 29-AUG-01.|
|Audrey Alforque Thomas (2004) The Effect of the Immigrant Family Experience on the Educational Outcomes of the Second Generation. [National Refereed Conference Paper], American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA , 25-AUG-04 - 30-JUL-04.|
|Audrey Alforque Thomas (2003) In a Sea of White People: Black Students' Experiences on a Predominantly White College Campus. [Invited Paper], Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum, San Diego, CA , 28-MAY-03 - 31-MAY-04.|
|Committee : Faculty Search Committee|
| Year 1996 Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Qualification: BACHELOR OF ARTS Subject: Integrative Biology
| Year 2011 Institution: Harvard University
Qualification: PhD Subject: Sociology
|Client: : National Institutes of Health|
|Ventura Montessori School
Type: Board Membership
|Bmc Public Health: Reviewer.|
|Higher Education: Reviewer.|
|Fall 2003 Teaching Fellow, Harvard University: Gender Inequality and Work|
|Spring 2004 Teaching Fellow, Harvard University: Health Policy and Medical Ethics|
| Donna B. Barnes, Retired Lecturer, California State University, East Bay, US
Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US
Parul Baxi, Doctoral student, University of California, Davis, US
Linda Sharp, National Cancer Registry, Ireland
Alison Pearce, National Cancer Registry, Ireland
Aileen Timmons, National Cancer Registry, Ireland
Peter Baade, Cancer Council Queensland, Australia
Pamela Gallagher, Dublin City University, Ireland
Rachael Gooberman-Hill, University of Bristol
Eleanor O'Sullivan, University College Cork, Ireland
Phyllis Butow, University of Sydney, Australia
Alan O'Ceilleachair, University College Cork, Ireland