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IU Fort Wayne

Thomas Foley

School of Health and Human Sciences / Department of Health Sciences

Expert Bio

Thomas Foley is a lecturer of Health Sciences at Indiana University Fort Wayne. He earned a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion from George Washington University in Washington, DC and completed Community Health doctorate course work at the Oregon Health and Science University - Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He has more than 15 years experience in disease prevention and health promotion, primarily focusing on prevention and rehabilitation of chronic diseases through physical activity and nutrition. Thomas has worked in medical weight loss clinics as the health behaviorist within collaborative care teams, within the health promotion departments of large healthcare providers, and as a research assistant at Portland State’s Institute of Aging. He was part of a small inter-professional team that started a non-profit clinic serving people experiencing homeless in Portland, Oregon and was the clinic’s founding co-director of the training and education department. Prior to joining the IU community at Fort Wayne, he taught graduate epidemiology courses to Master of Public Health students at Eastern Washington University’s Spokane campus. Thomas enjoys lifting weights and running. He can often be found outdoors with his dog PJ.

Areas of Expertise

Chronic disease prevention and rehabilitation, aging, health promotion and health behaviors.