Thomas Joshua

Associate Professor

Thomas Joshua

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

College of Nursing
Department of Nursing Science

The Graduate School

Bio

An epidemiologist with a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Georgia, Athens Campus. He is doing research in COVID-19, mental health, diabetes, and Tuberculosis. He received a Master’s degree in Mathematics from University of Bombay and in Epidemiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

  • (706) 721-4093
  • (706) 434-7561
  • EC 4509

Education

  • Ph.D., Epidemiology University of Georgia, 2019

  • MS, Epidemiology Medical College of Wisconsin, 2007

  • BS, Mathematics and Statistics, Other Kerala University, 1983

Certifications

  • CITI certification Georgia Health Sciences University, 2008

  • ArcGIS geographic information system training Georgia Regents University, 2008

  • CITI certification Medical College Wisconsin, 2005

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURS 8610

    Quant Research Designs: Quant Research Designs & Metho
  • NURS 8550

    Evidence Based Practice

Teaching Interests

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, PhD Program, DNP Program, SAS and SPSS Statistical Software, Data Management and data analysis in Health Care Research

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Community Trial of a Faith-Based Lifestyle Intervention to Prevent Diabetes Among African Americans, 2016
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Brief Report: 10/6/15. Multi-professional Student Led Community Health Fairs: A Survey of Hispanic Farm-workers Health Issues in the United States of America, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Community Trial of a Faith-Based Lifestyle Intervention to Prevent Diabetes among African-Americans, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Reduction of 30-day Preventable Pediatric Readmission Rates with Post-Discharge Phone Calls Utilizing a Patient- and Family-Centered Care Approach, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Comparison of central line-associated bloodstream infection rates when changing to a zero fluid displacement intravenous needleless connector in acute care settings, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Long COVID, Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Global Health, Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Access to Health Care, Obesity Management, Cancer Symptom Management interventions, Evidence based clinical Nursing interventions, Community Health

College Service

  • Total Quality Management (TQM) Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • ‘Policy & Procedure working Group’ 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee’ 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Community Forum Action Group Member ‘Greater Augusta Healthcare Network (GAHN) 2012 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Research Technology Advisory Committee 2011 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Faculty Senate 2023 - Present

  • Young Research Faculty Roundtable (YRFR) 2012 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Research Technology Advisory Committee 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Research Technology Advisory Committee 2011 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Diversity Summitt 2015

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

Professional Service

  • Journal of Public Health Georgia 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • The Journal of the American Medical Association 2017 - 2017

    Role: Reviewer
  • 12. Invited to participate in the research and outreach efforts “Obesity Research Strengths: Collaborative Opportunities” at Georgia Southern University 2011 - 2011

    Role: Attendee, Meeting