Thompson to serve as a Fulbright Specialist in Armenia

Published on March 5, 2018

A portrait of Nancy Thompson of the University of Iowa College of Public HealthNancy Thompson, CPH professor emerita of community and behavioral health, has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist, with plans to provide lectures and to collaborate on manuscripts this fall in the Department of Public Health and Health Care, Yerevan State Medical University, Armenia.

The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks, according to the program’s website.

Armenia Political Map “I’ve been asked to provide instruction regarding social and behavioral determinants of health, including behavioral determinant research,” Thompson says.

Thompson has visited Armenia once before in 1983. “I’m much more knowledgeable about Armenian culture and language and my Armenian heritage at this point in time,” she adds.

Thompson is eligible to provide educational assistance to all the countries served by the Fulbright Specialist Program for a three-year period.