Njoke Thomas
Assistant Professor
Boston College
(510) 282-5807

Related Research Interests

I am interested in the factors that influence the formation of relationships between service providers and their clients. Of particular interest is the provider’s experience of relationships in their own professional training. Some of the questions I am exploring include;

  • Do the relationships dental students develop with their clinical preceptors impact their rapport with patients?
  • Can the relational climate/ culture of teaching hospitals impact patient satisfaction and outcomes?

While my research has focused on the doctor-patient relationship, I believe these issues are relevant for all professions with a client-facing role.