Center for Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy
CSHIIP Leadership | Taigy Thomas-Gooding, DrPH
Taigy Thomas-Gooding, DrPH
Administrative Officer, VA HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Taigy Thomas-Gooding, DrPH, A South Los Angeles native with a strong commitment to public health and social justice, Dr. Thomas-Gooding brings over 20 years of strategic planning, fund development, evaluation, teaching, program planning and management experience to the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare system (VISN 22). In addition to teaching college level Statistics, Program Planning & Evaluation, and Theoretic Perspectives on Violence, Dr. Thomas-Gooding has held senior-level positions in nonprofit, corporate, and academic research settings. She is the author of several articles and book chapters on community participation approaches and best practice strategies in under-served communities and communities of color. Currently, she serves as the Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy (CSHIIP) Administrative Officer. As the Administrative Officer she, provides scientific management and administrative leadership to the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Service Research & Development (HSR&D) Center. She coordinates with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s Research Service and the diverse programs of the Center and is primarily responsible for monitoring research project personnel, finances, property, facilities, space, reports, fellowship administration, training, education, contracting and center evaluation. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. Her Doctorate is from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health in Community Health Sciences, with a minor in Biostatistics.
SELECTED MANUSCRIPTS/BOOK CHAPTERS
Regan, R., Penniman Dyer, T., Gooding, T.T., and Morisky, D.E. (2013) Associations between drug use and sexual risks among heterosexual men in the Philippines. International Journal of STD & AIDS. PMID: 23970622
Urada L, Thomas T, Morisky D, Malow R. (2008) Ten years of Participatory Research and HIV Prevention: Steps needed for Integrating Reality into Research. In Stanton, B., Galbraith, J. and Kaljee, L. (Eds). The Uncharted Path from Clinic-based to Community-based Research, Nova Science Publishers.
Thomas T, Urada L, Morisky D, Malow R. (2007) Best Practice Example: A Low-level Prevalence Country and the Male Population. In Pope, C., White, R. (Eds). Globalization of HIV/AIDS: An Interdisciplinary Reader, Taylor & Francis.
Swendeman D, Thomas T, Chiao C, Sey K, Morisky D. (2004) Improving Program Effectiveness through Results Oriented Approaches. Chapter 15 in Global Public Health Communication: Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies, Jones and Bartlett.
Last updated: June 2017