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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 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.

Foley has worked in medical weight loss clinics as the health behaviorist within collaborative care teams, within the health promotion departments of large health care 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 nonprofit clinic serving people experiencing homeless in Portland, Oregon, and was the clinic’s founding co-director of the training and education department.

He earned a Master of Public Health in health promotion from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and completed community health doctorate course work at the Oregon Health and Science University-Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Areas of Expertise

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