Michael Thompson, Ph.D., is an associate professor and associate chair of Public Health Sciences. He directs UNC Charlotte’s CAHME-accredited and nationally ranked Master of Health Administration program and its Health Informatics and Analytics programs. He has more than 20 years of experience in actively developing, leading, and seeing accredited public health and health administration programs domestically and internationally.
Thompson earned his Ph.D. in public health in 2002, specializing in health services research and evaluation through the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His professional practice focuses on competency-based workforce development and assessment, as well as community-driven programmatic interventions.
Through his competency-based, global workforce development initiatives, he currently serves as a visiting associate professor of Public Health at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and as an adjunct associate professor of Public Health and external advisory board member at the American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia. Past efforts include supporting public health and health administration program development in Pakistan and Lebanon, among other locations.