John Frederick Thomas
Director of Telemedicine, Executive Director of ECHO Colorado
Childrens Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine
John F. “Fred” Thomas, PhD, is a healthcare/health policy educator, system designer and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in public health advocacy, eHealth innovation and model development. He is currently the Executive Director of ECHO Colorado as well as the Director of Telehealth Services for Children’s Hospital Colorado. He has academic appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Family Medicine in the Colorado School of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. Prior to this role, he served as the director of Community-Based Mental Health Services and Policy at the University of Texas Medical Branch. During these tenures, he has conceptualized, funded and implemented numerous health innovations along with research protocols to investigate their effectiveness. He received his BBA in finance from Texas State University, his MSSW in services with children and families and his PhD in psychiatric epidemiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is involved in numerous organizations and societies and is recognized as a national thought leader in telehealth, systems of care and population health. His wife, Stephanie, is a clay artist and they have four children.
Tuesday, May 1
11:55 AM – 12:10 PM