Professor, Neuroscience
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs


(989) 774-7860

College of Medicine 2405
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859


Dr. Thompson is a professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs. Previously she served in a similar role at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, GA. A neuroscientist by training, she transitioned from a funded investigator to a full-time medical educator serving as the neuroscience discipline head and the neurology course director at Mercer. She is passionate about medical education with an academic interest in assessment, accreditation, and continuous quality improvement. She has served on numerous USMLE Step committees since 2011. Nationally, she is a member of the AAMC Senior Medical Education Leaders Group. Dr. Thompson is active in medical school accreditation serving as a field secretary for the LCME and conducting multiple medical school accreditation surveys annually. In addition, she serves as the LCME faculty accreditation lead for CMED.


  • Postdoctoral Training:
    • Training Fellowship: Neuroendocrinology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
    • Postdoctoral Research Scientist: Neuropharmacology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Graduate School: Ph.D. (Chemistry/Neurochemistry) Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas