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Kali Thomas

Kali Thomas


PhD, MA

Kali S. Thomas is the Associate Director of Health Services Research in the Center for Equity in Aging. As a gerontologist, Dr. Thomas' research focuses on identifying ways to improve the quality of life of older adults needing long-term services and supports (LTSS) through applied health services research. With funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institute on Aging, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and multiple foundations, she has led research projects examining the organization, delivery, and financing of LTSS to meet older adults' medical and non-medical needs. Her research spans the LTSS continuum, ranging from in-home services to long-term care provided in institutional settings.

JHU Center Affiliation:
Center for Equity in Aging


Specialties and Expertise
  • Big Data
  • Dementia
  • Disaster Preparation
  • Gerontology
  • Health Policy
  • Loneliness
  • Military/Veteran’s Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research Methods/Statistics
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Transition of Care