Thomas William Valente, PhD
|Title(s)||Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences|
|Address||SSB 302W 2001 N. Soto Street|
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
|Phone||+1 323 442 8238|
|Annenberg School for Communication, Los Angeles||PhD||06/1991||Communication|
Thomas W. Valente, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. He is author of Social Networks and Health: Models, Methods, and Applications (2010, Oxford University Press);Evaluating Health Promotion Programs (2002, Oxford University Press); Network Models of the Diffusion of Innovations (1995, Hampton Press); and over 200 articles and chapters (as of January 2021) on social networks, behavior change, and program evaluation. Valente uses social network analysis, health communication, and mathematical models to implement and evaluate health promotion programs designed to prevent tobacco and substance abuse, unintended fertility, and STD/HIV infections. He is also engaged in mapping community coalitions and collaborations to improve health care delivery and reduce healthcare disparities.