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Will Humble, MPH

Will Humble, MPH, is an effective public health leader with over 25 years progressively responsible experience successfully leading public health programs.  He has a collaborative management style that focuses on establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff and stakeholders. He’s a believer in leading and managing with emotional intelligence.

He currently serves as the division director for health policy and evaluation at the Center for Population Science & Discovery at the University of Arizona’s Health Sciences Center where he provides leadership in the development, management and evaluation of health and public policy advocacy and initiatives.  He is responsible for directing Center programmatic activities to ensure public health methodology is sound and positions the Center to be a leader in population health improvement in Arizona. He previously served for 6 years as the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, which provides a wide array of health related services including Arizona’s behavioral and public health systems, the Arizona State Hospital, medical and child care licensure and certification services, and the Arizona Public Health Laboratory.
 

Recent Blog Posts

Pregnancy and oral health
Tags: oral health, pregnancy, pre-term deliveries, low birth weight, perodontitis, dental care, heart disease, new-born health
Good oral health is more than just a nice smile. Having good oral health improves a person’s ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew and eat. Untreated tooth decay leads to needless pain and... (read more)
Tags: Teen pregnancy, poverty, mental health, diabetes, contraceptives, family planning, high-risk births
Unintended pregnancies, especially teen pregnancy and its social consequences, are a significant cause of inter-generational poverty and poor health outcomes. Teen mothers are less likely to finish high school or college, meaning... (read more)
Morphine is the classic opiate painkiller.
Tags: pain, medication management, opioids, overdose prevention, prescription drug misuse, public health
The U.S. health-care system has become much more aggressive in treating pain over the last 15 years and just as with any medical intervention at times there are adverse side effects. Today, the United States is in the middle... (read more)
Speedometer
Tags: traffic safety, public health, speeding tickets, photo radar, speed cameras
Speed limits exist for a reason: to keep us all safer on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that speeding is involved in 30 percent of fatal car crashes and costs Americans more than $40... (read more)
thermometer
Tags: heat warning, dehydration, heat stroke, emergency, National Weather Service, Arizona
Heat stands alone as the No. 1 weather-related killer in the United States—more deadly than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and all other weather events combined.  It’s difficult to take a picture of heat, so it... (read more)
calves of a woman in high heels
Tags: flatgate, high heels, feet, foot pain, Cannes Film Festival, diabetes
You might have heard about the recent “flatgate” controversy, in which women not wearing high heels reportedly were barred from the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of the new Cate Blanchett film, Carol. ... (read more)
party cup
Tags: graduation, high school, safety, teenage alcohol use, healthy parenting
In the next few weeks, many young adults will be celebrating a major milestone: high school graduation. The days and weeks before and after graduation are an exciting time for teens and their families, but the joy can... (read more)