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Faculty

Joseph W. Thompson, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • Professor, College of Public Health, Department of Health Policy & Management

Sections

  • Center for Applied Research and Evaluation

Specialties

  • General Pediatrics

Contact Information

  • Email: ThompsonJosephW@uams.edu
    Phone: 501-526-2265
    Fax: 501-526-2252
    Address: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI)
    1401 West Capital Ave., Suite 300
    Little Rock, AR 72201

Education

  • M.D., University Of Arkansas System, 1989
  • M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995
  • Honors Program, University of Arkansas School of Medicine, 1989
  • Bachelor of Arts , Hendrix College, 1984

Training

  • Resident, Preventive Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993-1995
  • Resident, Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1989-1992

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Recent Honors

  • Arkansas Business Power List for Health Care, Arkansas Business, 2008
  • 2007-2008 Leadership Award , Community Health Centers of Arkansas, 2008
  • The 2008 Active Living Research Translating Research to Policy Award, Active Living Research, 2008
  • 2009 Arkansas MADD Community Champions Award, MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2009
  • The John Atkinson Ferrell Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Hot Springs Village Evening Lions Club, 2010
  • Odyssey Medal Recipient for Hendrix Alumni, Hendrix College, 2012
  • David E. Bourne Award, Arkansas Public Health Association, 2014
  • Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service in the category Outstanding Career Public Servant at the State Level., American Medical Association, 2015
  • 2015 Friend of Children Award, Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families, 2015

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Thompson JW. A Progress Report on Healthcare Data Transparency in Arkansas. Healthcare Journal of Little Rock 2016 March/April; Vol. 3(No. 3):54-55.
  • Journal Article, Teen Pregnancy in Arkansas: A Need for Dialogue. Healthcare Journal of Little Rock 2016 May/June; Vol. 3(No. 4):52-53.
  • Journal Article, Thompson JW. From the Bottom Up. Healthcare Journal of Little Rock 2016 January/February; Vol. 3(No. 2):54-55.
  • Journal Article, Thompson JW. Do We Choose Healthcare Wisely?. Healthcare Journal of Little Rock 2016 July/August; Vol 3(No. 5):52-53.
  • Journal Article, Thompson JW. Keep Your Eyes on the Road: the High Stakes of Distracted Driving. Healthcare Journal of Little Rock 2016 September/October; Vol. 3(No. 6):50-51.
  • Journal Article, Thompson JW. A Primer on Medicaid Managed Care. Healthcare Journal of Little Rock 2015 November/December; Vol. 3(No. 1):46-48.
  • Journal Article, Thompson JW. The Era of Trans Fat Comes to a Close and Provides a Lesson for Future Health Policy. Healthcare Journal of Little Rock 2015 September/October; Vol. 2(No. 6):52-53.
  • Journal Article, Thompson JW., Chernew ME., Golden WE., Mathis CH., Fendrick MA., Motley MW. "The Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative: Early Perceptions of Multi-Payer Reform in a Fragmented Provider Landscape". The American Journal of Accountable Care 2015 June; :34-38.
  • Journal Article, Thompson JW. Federal Waivers: An Opportunity for Innovation. Healthcare Journal of Little Rock 2015 July/August; Vol. 2(No. 5)
  • Journal Article, Thompson JW. The Case for Health Care Data Transparency in Arkansas. Healthcare Journal of Little Rock 2015 January/February; Vol. 2(No. 2)

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