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Marie Thoma Ph.D.

Marie Thoma, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Family Science
1142 School of Public Health
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-4012


  1. Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Population, Family and Reproductive Health, 2009
  2. MHS, Johns Hopkins University, Biostatistics, 2009
  3. B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 2000


Marie Thoma is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Science at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She received her PhD from the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health and her MHS from the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). Dr. Thoma is a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist / population health scientist focusing on the measurement, influences, and impact of maternal and infant health, birth spacing, and infertility at the population level. Her robust research program aims to optimize outcomes, enhance data and methods, and translate research into evidence-based policies and programs underpinning these areas. Through her research she strives to create a world where individuals of all backgrounds can freely pursue their reproductive goals and access services safely and equitably. Dr. Thoma’s research has been published in the Lancet Global Health, American Journal of Public Health, Human Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility, andAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine and highlighted in several media outlets, including ProPublica / NPR’s Lost Mothers, USA Today, Reuters, and Global Health Now.


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