Until July 2017, I was a profesor at UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, where I held the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism.

I launched the professional MA program in health and medical journalism in 2005, and led my graduate students on reporting expeditions to post-Katrina New Orleans, the far southwest corner of Georgia, and the North Georgia Mountains. They participated in national journalism conferences and were published by online and print news organizations with state and national reach.

I have a B.A. in English from the University of California-Berkeley and a master’s in journalism and mass communication from Stanford University.

I wrote Big Shot: Passion, Politics, and the Struggle for an AIDS Vaccine, a Washington Post notable book for 2001.

Patricia Thomas
Education: 
  • B.A. English University of California-Berkeley
  • M.A. Communication Stanford University