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Jack Thompson, MSW

Bio and contact information for NWCPHP faculty member Jack Thompson, MSW.

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Jack Thompson provides content expertise in the area of public health leadership, policy, community organizing, and community building. He is a former Director at NWCPHP (serving from 1999–2008), and continues to work with the center in a variety of activities. Jack is an instructor for the Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute and Summer Institute for Public Health Practice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Public health practice leadership, community organizing, community building, and policy
  • Linking undergraduate and graduate academic programs with work at NWCPHP

Outside of his academic responsibilities, Jack is an affiliate with Cedar River Group, a consulting group focusing on public sector projects. He serves as Past President and board member of the Washington State Public Health Association and previously served on the boards of the Children's Alliance and Evergreen Treatment Services.

Jack is a Principal Lecturer Emeritus in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health and has been on the faculty here since 1994.

Prior to coming to the University of Washington, Jack was employed by Public Health - Seattle & King County for ten years and was the Director of the Seattle Health Services Division from 1986 to 1994. Before this, Jack was Executive Director of Neighborhood Health Centers of Seattle, a consortium of community health centers, for six years.