Lindsay A. Thompson, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Health Policy
Dr. Lindsay A. Thompson is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Health Outcomes and BioMedical Informatics at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She trained at Columbia University and Dartmouth Medical School, and her areas of research interest include social media and health, professionalism, assessments of children with special health care needs, neonatal outcomes, palliative care services, and general pediatrics.
Within this role, she has four interrelated duties:
- Directing the General Pediatrics’ Continuity Clinic at the Children’s Medical Services location;
- Conducting research in pediatric health services with the Department of Pediatrics, Institute for Child Health Policy, and the Family Data Center;
- Building research skills and infrastructure of the Division of General Pediatrics through didactic teaching and mentored research; and
- Delivering patient care, both directly and through resident mentoring, to children with a variety of medical and social challenges in outpatient pediatric clinics.
Her work with Dr. Erik Black has revealed the prevalence and content of Facebook™ use among medical students and residents, and shed new light on imagery of medical mission trips. Other research projects have collectively pointed to the recurrent theme of geographical variation as a source of disparities in child health.
Make an appointment with Dr. Thompson: 352-334-0206
- Thompson, LA. “Adolescent Health Portals: The Epic Task of Teen MyChart.” Invited presentation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. August 2012.
- Thompson, LA and Black EW. “Non-clinical Use of Online Social Networking Sites: New and Old Challenges to Medical Professionalism.” The Journal of Clinical Ethics, Summer 2011, 2: 197-82.
- Thompson, LA; Black EW, Duff, WP; Black, NP; Saliba H and Dawson K. “Protected Health Information on Social Networking Sites: Ethical and Legal Considerations.” Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2011;13(1):e8); doi:10.2196/jmir.1590
- Thompson LA, Knapp CA, Feeg, V, Madden, V and Shenkman EA. “Pediatric Nurses’ Attitudes Toward Hospice and Pediatric Palliative Care.” Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2010 Feb; 13(2):171-8.
- Thompson LA, Knapp CA, Saliba H, Giunta N, Shenkman EA, and Nackashi JA. “The Impact of Insurance on Satisfaction and Family-Centered Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs.” Pediatrics, 2009 Dec; 124: Suppl 4:S420-7.
- Thompson LA, Knapp CA, Madden V, and Shenkman EA. “Pediatricians’ Perceptions of and Preferred Timing for Pediatric Palliative Care.” Pediatrics (May 2009; 123: e777 – e782).
- Thompson LA, Dawson KD, Ferdig R, Black EW, Boyer J, Coutts, J and Paradise Black NM. “The Intersection of Online Social Networking with Medical Professionalism.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2008; July; 23(7):1118-9.
- Thompson LA, Irigoyen M, Matiz LA, Larussa PS, Chimkin F, and Chen S. “The Impact of the Pentavalent Vaccine on Young Infants’ Use of Health Services.” Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2006 Sep;25(9):826-831.
- Thompson LA, Goodman DC, Stukel T and Chang, CH. “Regional Variation in Rates of Low Birth Weight.” Pediatrics. 2005; 116: 1114-1121.
- Jennings R, Thompson LA, Townsend CL, Stashwick CA, Goodman DC. “The Relation between Pediatric Residency Program Size and Inpatient Severity and Diversity.” Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2003; 157: 676-680.
- Thompson LA, Goodman DC, and Little GA. “Is More Neonatal Intensive Care Always Better? Insights from a Cross-National Comparison of Reproductive Care.” Pediatrics. 2002; 109:1036-1043.