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Thomas E. Burroughs , Ph.D.

Health Management and Policy & Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Our faculty, staff and students are uniquely poised to transform the health and well-being of the world around us.

- Thomas Burroughs, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

HMP 5190 Analytic Methods for Health Management, PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice.


  • Ph.D., psychology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • M.S., mathematical statistics, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • M.A., social psychology and health psychology, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests

Health Policy, predictive analytics, intersection of public health and health care delivery, chronic disease management, quality of life in diabetes, decriminalization of substance misuse and behavioral health crises.

Publications and Media Placements

  1. Mohammed KA, Subramaniam DS, Geneus CJ, Henderson ER, Dean CA, Subramaniam DP, Burroughs TE. Rural-urban differences in human papillomavirus knowledge and awareness among US adults. Preventive medicine 109, 39–43.
  2. Mohammed KA, Schoen MW, Osazuwa-Peters N, Al-Taee AM, Ljmeozer GW, Arnold LD, Hinyard L, Burroughs TE. Prevalence and correlates of perceived harmfulness and addictiveness to traditional and alternative tobacco products among US adults. Cancer Research 78 (13 Supplement), 5279–5279.
  3. Mohammed KA, Schoen MW, Osazuwa-Peters N, Subramaniam DS, Arnold LD, Hinyard L, Burroughs TE. Hookah pipe awareness and perceived harmfulness: Prevalence, correlates, and association with smoking cessation outcomes. Cancer Research 78 (13 Supplement), 4244–4244.
  4. Bierig SM, Arnold A, Einbinder LC, Armbrecht EA, Burroughs TE. Unrecognized Cardiovascular Abnormalities Detected Through a Community Cardiovascular Screening Program. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 36 (3), 234–242.
  5. Çevik Saldıran, Tülay; Kara, İlke; Dinçer, Erhan; Öztürk, Özgül; Çakıcı, Rumeysa; Burroughs, Thomas.  Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Validation of Diabetes Quality of Life Brief Clinical Inventory in Turkish Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.  Disability and Rehabilitation.  (2023)
  6. Samah S, Neoh CF, Wong YY, Hassali MA, Shafie AA, Lim SM, Ramasamy K, Mat Nasir N, Han YW, Burroughs TE.  Linguistic and psychometric validation of the Malaysian version of Diabetes Quality of Life–Brief Clinical Inventory (DQoL–BCI). Research In Social & Administrative Pharmacy. 13(6):1135–1141.
  7. Salas J, Scherrer JF, Ahmedani BK, Copeland LA, Bucholz KK, Sullivan MD, Burroughs TE, Schneider FD, Lustman PJ. (2018). Gender and the association between long-term prescription opioid use and new onset depression. Journal of Pain, 19(1), 88-98.  ISSN 1526-5900.
  8. Alexander, S., Bodin, A., Burk, B., Burroughs, T., Coiner, J., Cook, C., Crosley, S., Erwin, C., Francisco, A., Haslam, M.,McHugh, J., Torgerson, A., Wegner, A. Public Health Data Disaggregation in Missouri.
  9. Antonio Mendoza Ladd, Darwin Conwell, Thomas E. Burroughs, Munigala Satish, Prior Exposure to Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Reduces the Rate of Organ Failure and In-Hospital Mortality in Acute Pancreatitis, The American Journal of Medicine, (2022), 135(4): 471-477. 

Professional Organizations and Associations

He currently serves as the Board Chair of Academy Health’s Education Council as well as other national councils and boards including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality / Veteran’s Health Administration Engagement Council for post-doctoral fellowships, National Kidney Foundation Chronic Kidney Disease Intercept Workgroup and is an accreditation site visitor for the Council of Education in Public Health.

Community Work and Service

Currently Burroughs is working on initiatives to decriminalize substance misuse and behavioral health crises in rural Missouri as well as national policy work to better integrate corporate health care with the public health system.  In this work, he leverages his prior leadership experience as a college dean, founder of an academic center for health outcomes research and a corporate director for analytics in a large midwestern health system.   Regionally, he is focused on elevating the importance of science education as a trustee for the St. Louis Academy of Science and strengthening the life conditions of young people in East St. Louis as a board member of East Side Aligned.