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Winifred Thompson

Winifred Thompson, PhD, MSW


Sanofi Genzyme

Winifred Thompson, PhD, MSW

Winifred Thompson


Sanofi Genzyme

Dr. Thompson is an Oncology Medical Science Liaison at Sanofi Genzyme covering the Southeast (AL, FL, GA, MS) in the therapeutic areas of Prostate Cancer and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma. In part of her current role, she has the pleasure to partner with healthcare systems and healthcare professionals to further develop insights in academic and community settings to expand the cancer clinical portfolio. Dr. Thompson cultivates, maintains, and leverages relationships with global, national, regional, and local Key Opinion Leaders. She leads medical and scientific developments in the field of oncology to help identify and critically assess research opportunities.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Thompson was on faculty at Emory University in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education within the Rollins School of Public Health. She served as Principal Investigator on several cancer projects:
Avon Foundation Community Education and Outreach Initiative-Patient Navigation Program, Addressing the Needs of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients via Patient Navigation at Grady Health System and Winship Cancer Institute, Addressing Triple Negative Breast Cancer in the African American and Caribbean Communities Through Education, Navigation and Screening at Grady Health System, Georgia Cancer Coalition Strengthening Bridges Program for Breast and Cervical Cancer Survivorship, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Expanding Patient Navigation to Facilitate Breast Cancer Patients’ Multimodal Treatment Recommendations, You First! Workplace Wellness Campaign to promote breast cancer screening at Grady Health System, and the Georgia Statewide Cancer Patient Navigation Training.

Dr. Thompson also served as Co-Investigator of the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Award Community Engagement and Georgia CORE's Cancer Survivorship Connection Website Process Evaluation and the Prospective Surveillance Model for Physical Rehabilitation for Women with Breast Cancer Program and several others.

Dr. Thompson taught Research Design and Grant Writing, Community Engagement, Special Topics in Health Disparities, and Addressing Health Disparities through Clinical and Translational Research courses. She is passionate about addressing the needs at all aspects of the cancer continuum of care with a focus on quality of life.

Over the years, Dr. Thompson has worked in small and mid-size non-profit, tribal government, healthcare, academia, and the pharmaceutical industry. Her areas of work have been in community health/development, clinical project management, teaching and training, directing initiatives, and research with a concentration in women’s health – maternal child health, adolescent pregnancy, breast and gynecologic cancers, among others.

Dr. Thompson earned a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies/Women’s Health and a Doctorate in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior from the University of South Carolina. She earned a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia.

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