Michelle Smith, PhD, MPH
Director, Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities
Arkansas Department of Health

Michelle R. Smith is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, with a PhD in Public Policy-Health Policy/Leadership. She received a Master of Public Health degree from the Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Dillard University. She assumed the role of Director of the Arkansas Department of Health’s - Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities in 2010. Previously, she was Coordinator for the HIV/AIDS program and provided support services to women, infants and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Addressing health disparities in Arkansas is one of strategic priorities of the OMHHD.