Extensive training in health, medicine, and the social sciences


Katherine Thomson, PhD

Berkeley, CA  kat.thomson.phd@gmail.com

I am a medical sociologist in Berkeley, California. I have worked as a premed and nursing college professor, author, tobacco cessation counselor, medical researcher, premed curriculum manager, and higher education instructional designer.

PhD, 2009: Medical Sociology University of California, San Francisco. 2009

BA, 2001: Psychology University of California, Santa Barbara

San Francisco


The mentoring I offer is primarily through email. My style is rooted in principles of incremental behavioral change and mindfulness. Some individuals work with me in conjunction with other forms of treatment such as psychotherapy, nutritional recovery, bodywork, and support groups.