Joe Thompson

Director and Arkansas Surgeon General

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Age: 49



http://www.achi.net

Joe Thompson

In 2007, Dr. Joe Thompson was named Arkansas' first Surgeon General, a position created by the state Legislature that year. Thompson had been the state's chief health officer since 2005. Thompson also is the director of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, which supports public- and private-sector efforts to improve health. He also is the director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity and a professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Colleges of Medicine and Public Health.