Rhonda Mattox, MD
Medical Director
Arkansas Minority Health Commission

Dr. Rhonda Mattox is the Medical Director of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission and the Chief Medical Officer of a non-profit organization that serves women and children. Dr. Mattox is a board-certified physician with more than 15 years of experience in direct patient care and a broad range of experience in policy advising, government relations, and media. She has been a consultant to state and federal agencies including Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Likewise, she has served as a health policy advisor to elected officials--including immediate past Dean of the United States House of Representative Congressman John Dingell (Michigan), longest serving member of the House of Representatives. Over the years, Dr. Mattox's work in medical media research evolved into work as a medical media consultant. While working at University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), she began assisting New York's and Hollywood's writers and executive producers (from 902010; ER; Brothers and Sisters and other popular sitcoms) in the development of accurate, non-stigmatizing portrayals of individuals with mental health diagnoses within Hollywood's storylines. Dr. Rhonda continues to serve as a consultant to Los Angeles' screenwriters and entertainment professionals.

A gifted storyteller and public health champion, Dr. Mattox inspires audiences to live healthier and wealthier lives. She is the Executive Producer and Co-host of TAKE 5 WITH THE PHYSICIAN that airs weekly on Praise 102.5. She also tackles listener's questions on taboo topics like childhood sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, and HIV during ASK THE DOC call in radio show broadcast on Power 92.3 with Broadway Joe. She has earned recognition for her leadership and creativity in launching effective and memorable social marketing health promotion campaigns on Fox 16, KATV, and Cumulus radio to promote family fitness, nutrition, tobacco cessation, suicide and injury prevention on numerous marketing campaigns.