Michael E. Thompson
MS, DrPH, Associate Professor, and Acting Director, APHI, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Michael E. Thompson, MS, DrPH, is the Acting Director of APHI and is an Associate Professor in the Public Health Sciences department at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has over 20 years of experience in actively developing, leading, and seeing accredited public health and health administration programs domestically and internationally as well as conducting applied research and evaluation projects that improve population health and advance the professional practice of public health. Dr. Thompson’s professional practice focuses on competency-based workforce development and assessment as well as community-driven programmatic interventions utilizing a systems perspective. Past efforts include supporting public health and health administration program development in Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Lebanon, among other locations. Dr. Thompson’s research interests span competency-based education; accreditation; community assessment; program evaluation; chronic disease; health disparities; community-based research; translational research; international/global health; health services research; survey design; and quality of care.