Psychology alumna, Fanice Thomas, was selected to join a diverse group of 40 scholars from across the country to collaboratively tackle persistent health challenges by creating innovative solutions through their research. The Health Policy Research Scholars program is led by George Washington University with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.Thomas earned her BA and was Outstanding Student in the College of Health, Community, and Professional Studies in 2015. At Metropolitan State she began her research on culture and obesity, and in collaboration with Dr. Kerry

Thomas earned her BA and was Outstanding Student in the College of Health, Community, and Professional Studies in 2015. At Metropolitan State she began her research on culture and obesity, and in collaboration with Dr. Kerry Kleyman, she presented her work at several regional and national conventions. Thomas was an active member of the Metropolitan State community—she applied her research locally, served as an officer for the Psychology Club, and was inducted into the Metropolitan State Chapter of Psi Chi—the International Honor Society for Psychology. Currently, Thomas is continuing her research in the Ph.D. program in Applied Social and Community Psychology at North Carolina State University.