Emmanuel Thomas

Research Assistant Professor

  • 1256 Citations
20042020

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Research interests

The mission of Dr. Thomas’s program is to develop integrated, multidisciplinary approaches to the study of liver cancer/liver diseases and to bridge clinical medicine and basic science with translation of fundamental knowledge to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of liver diseases. Dr. Thomas is a Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (FAASLD).  He serves on the National Advisory Board of the American Liver Foundation and he is on the editorial board of Hepatology.  Dr. Thomas currently has over $4million dollars in program support through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Florida Department of Health (FL-DOH).

Since completing a Doris Duke Clinical Fellowship and graduating from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in May 2007 simultaneously obtaining both the MD and PhD degrees, Dr. Thomas has made steady progress toward creating and implementing a translational research program focused on preventing liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. Our program leverages resources and clinical/scientific expertise available through the Miami CTSI, the Schiff Center for Liver Diseases, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Miami Center for AIDS Research to address the rapid development of liver disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma which occurs in patients with viral hepatitis. Infection by the Hepatitis B and C viruses and HIV impacts our South Florida community significantly and our efforts will help minimize their detrimental effects in our catchment area.

Having been raised in Miami-Dade county, Dr. Thomas has a strong commitment to improving the health of our local community. Recently, breakthroughs have been achieved in the treatment of viral hepatitis and specifically for treatment of HCV. Potent all oral therapies are now available to cure patients with HCV infection. Through our community screening program, we are identifying HCV infected individuals and linking them to care so that they can be cured of this deadly virus. In addition, we are also facilitating the ability of uninsured patients to receive these costly medications through patient assistance programs.

External positions

FAASLD, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

National Board of Directors, American Liver Foundation

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Projects

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    Increasing uptake of evidence-based screening services though a community health worker-delivered multimodality program: Study protocol for a randomized pragmatic trial

    Carrasquillo, O., Seay, J., Jhaveri, V., Long, T., Kenya, S., Thomas, E., Sussman, D., Trevil, D., Koru-Sengul, T. & Kobetz, E., Apr 29 2020, In : Trials. 21, 1, 368.

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    Open Access
  • 17-Beta Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase 13 Is a Hepatic Retinol Dehydrogenase Associated With Histological Features of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

    (for the Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network), Apr 2019, In : Hepatology. 69, 4, p. 1504-1519 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 41 Scopus citations

    Hepatitis B Virus-Hepatocyte Interactions and Innate Immune Responses: Experimental Models and Molecular Mechanisms

    Thomas, E. & Baumert, T. F., Jan 1 2019, In : Seminars in liver disease. 39, 3, p. 301-314 14 p.

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  • 2 Scopus citations

    Hepatitis C virus screening trends: A 2016 update of the National Health Interview Survey

    Kasting, M. L., Giuliano, A. R., Reich, R. R., Roetzheim, R. G., Duong, L. M., Thomas, E., Nelson, D. R., Shenkman, E. & Vadaparampil, S. T., Jun 2019, In : Cancer Epidemiology. 60, p. 112-120 9 p.

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    Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations

    HIV and HCV augments inflammatory responses through increased TREM-1 expression and signaling in Kupffer and Myeloid cells

    Hyun, J., McMahon, R. S., Lang, A. L., Edwards, J. S., Badilla, A. D., Greene, M. E., Stone, G. W., Pallikkuth, S., Stevenson, M., Dykxhoorn, D. M., Kottilil, S., Pahwa, S. & Thomas, E., Jul 1 2019, In : PLoS pathogens. 15, 7, p. e1007883

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Scopus citations