Dr. Thompson was born and raised in Southern California. After completing his BA degree in biology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, he earned his doctorate degree in biochemistry from Loma Linda University. He then became a licensed doctor of chiropractic after graduating from Southern California of Health Sciences.
Dr. Thompson serves the community and health care professions by volunteering to serve on the board of directors of the American Holistic Health Association. He is also a workgroup member for the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (formerly ACCAHC), and a member of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME).
Dr. Thompson has researched a number of human pathologies including breast cancer, asthma, and bone diseases. His multi-disciplinary approach has resulted in publications in the fields of bioinformatics, cell biology, tissue engineering, and interprofessional education. Additionally, he has authored a textbook on biochemistry, as well as a chapter on alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse in the textbook introduction to Public Health for Chiropractors and a chapter on endocrinology in the textbook Natruopathic and Integrative Family Medicine. He has been recognized with numerous accolades for his teaching and leadership. Dr. Thompson now resides in beautiful Mesa, Arizona.