Dr. Azure B. Thompson

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Research Scientist
The National Center on Additction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
New York, New York
United States

Focus Areas

Mental Health / Psychology


Azure B. Thompson is a Research Scientist at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA). She holds a DrPH and MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University and a B.A. in journalism from Howard University. Prior to her appointment at CASA she was on faculty as an Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry at Yale University where she conducted research on cigarette smoking among racial/ethnic minority women. She was also a NIMH postdoctoral trainee in mental health services research at Rutgers University, a NIDA predoctoral trainee in drug abuse research at the National Development and Research Institute and a W.K. Kellogg Fellow in Health Policy Research. Her research focuses on the social determinants of substance use and related psychiatric problems, with a particular emphasis on racial/ethnic minority women in urban settings.