Melanie Thomas, MD, MS

Contact Information
1001 Potrero Ave, Rm 6B12
UCSF Box 0852
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
+1 415 206-8391
Details

Dr. Melanie Thomas is a psychiatrist who focuses her clinical and research efforts on developing, implementing and evaluating holistic care for pregnant and post-partum women to address the complex psychosocial needs of this population. Additionally, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Melissa Nau co-direct the Solid Start Initiative (web-site: http://solidstart.ucsf.edu/), a cross-departmental effort to improve services for all pregnant women and families 0-3 who receive care at ZSFG.

Honors and Awards
KL2 Career Development Award, UCSF, 2015
Publications
Laraia BA, Adler NE, Coleman-Phox K, Vieten C, Mellin L, Kristeller JL, Thomas M, Stotland NE, Lustig RH, Dallman MF, Hecht FM, Bush NR, de Groat CL, Epel E. Novel Interventions to Reduce Stress and Overeating in Overweight Pregnant Women: A Feasibility Study. Matern Child Health J. 2018 May; 22(5):670-678.
Bush NR, Jones-Mason K, Coccia M, Caron Z, Alkon A, Thomas M, Coleman-Phox K, Wadhwa PD, Laraia BA, Adler NE, Epel ES. Effects of pre- and postnatal maternal stress on infant temperament and autonomic nervous system reactivity and regulation in a diverse, low-income population-CORRIGENDUM. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 Dec 12; 1-3.
Bush NR, Jones-Mason K, Coccia M, Caron Z, Alkon A, Thomas M, Coleman-Phox K, Wadhwa PD, Laraia BA, Adler NE, Epel ES. Effects of pre- and postnatal maternal stress on infant temperament and autonomic nervous system reactivity and regulation in a diverse, low-income population. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 Dec; 29(5):1553-1571.
Thomas M, James M, Vittinghoff E, Creasman JM, Schillinger D, Mangurian C. Mammography Among Women With Severe Mental Illness: Exploring Disparities Through a Large Retrospective Cohort Study. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Jan 01; 69(1):48-54.
James M, Thomas M, Frolov L, Riano NS, Vittinghoff E, Schillinger D, Newcomer JW, Mangurian C. Rates of Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women With Severe Mental Illness in the Public Health System. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Aug 01; 68(8):839-842.
Felder JN, Epel E, Lewis JB, Cunningham SD, Tobin JN, Rising SS, Thomas M, Ickovics JR. Depressive symptoms and gestational length among pregnant adolescents: Cluster randomized control trial of CenteringPregnancy® plus group prenatal care. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2017 Jun; 85(6):574-584.
Thomas M, Hutchison M, Castro G, Nau M, Shumway M, Stotland N, Spielvogel A. Meeting Women Where They Are: Integration of Care As the Foundation of Treatment for At-Risk Pregnant and Postpartum Women. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Mar; 21(3):452-457.
Felder JN, Laraia B, Coleman-Phox K, Bush N, Suresh M, Thomas M, Adler N, Epel E, Prather AA. Poor Sleep Quality, Psychological Distress, and the Buffering Effect of Mindfulness Training During Pregnancy. Behav Sleep Med. 2017 Jan 06; 1-15.
Athavale P, Thomas M, Delgadillo-Duenas AT, Leong K, Najmabadi A, Harleman E, Rios C, Quan J, Soria C, Handley MA. Linking High Risk Postpartum Women with a Technology Enabled Health Coaching Program to Reduce Diabetes Risk and Improve Wellbeing: Program Description, Case Studies, and Recommendations for Community Health Coaching Programs. J Diabetes Res. 2016; 2016:4353956.
Barakat S, Martinez D, Thomas M, Handley M. What do we know about gestational diabetes mellitus and risk for postpartum depression among ethnically diverse low-income women in the USA? Arch Womens Ment Health. 2014 Dec; 17(6):587-92.
Thomas M, Vieten C, Adler N, Ammondson I, Coleman-Phox K, Epel E, Laraia B. Potential for a stress reduction intervention to promote healthy gestational weight gain: focus groups with low-income pregnant women. Womens Health Issues. 2014 May-Jun; 24(3):e305-11.
Thomas M, Spielvogel A, Cohen F, Fisher-Owens S, Stotland N, Wolfe B, Shumway M. Maternal differences and birth outcome disparities: Diversity within a high risk prenatal clinic. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2014 Mar 01; 1(1):12-20.
Thomas MR, Wara D, Saxton K, Truskier M, Chesney MA, Boyce WT. Family adversity and autonomic reactivity association with immune changes in HIV-affected school children. Psychosom Med. 2013 Jul-Aug; 75(6):557-65.
Coleman-Phox K, Laraia BA, Adler N, Vieten C, Thomas M, Epel E. Recruitment and retention of pregnant women for a behavioral intervention: lessons from the maternal adiposity, metabolism, and stress (MAMAS) study. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013; 10.