About Thomas Delaney

Dr. Delaney is an Associate Professor at the Larner College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and teaches in the Public Health Program. Dr. Delaney has developed and taught several courses on research methods and statistical analysis that are part of the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Public Health Certificate core curriculum. He also co-teaches the MPH Culminating Project Experience course.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Delaney has a very active and successful research portfolio. His research assesses the effectiveness of programs aimed at improving mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Much of this program evaluation work focusses on mental health promotion and suicide prevention in children, youth and young adults.


  • PH303 Biostatistics I
  • PH333 Global Mental Health
  • PH392 Culminating Project Experience
  • PH395 Program Evaluation

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Community Engagement

Dr. Delaney is an active member of his community. He co-founded the Vermont Suicide Data Group, a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team that meets and reports on trends in suicide and suicide risk factors in Vermonters.. He sits on several committees related to mental health and suicide prevention and received several awards, inlcuding:

  • US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Honoring Excellence in Evaluation – Silver Award
  • The 2018 “Making a Difference Annual Award” from the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center.
  • 2019 UVM Frymoyer Scholars Research Award (with Dr. Rebecca Bell) for the project “Firearm Injury Prevention Screening and Counseling.” Dr. Delaney and colleagues are developing and assessing innovative active learning modules to increase health care providers’ knowledge and confidence for promoting firearm injury prevention with their patients.


  • 2019 – Excellence in Public Health Award from the USPHS Physician Advisory Council (co-mentor)
  • 2019 – Frymoyer Scholars Research Award (co-investigator)
  • 2018 – American Public Health Student Award (2nd place, co-author)
  • 2018 – “Making a Difference” Annual Award, Vermont Suicide Prevention Center

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