Thomas A. Bruce, MD, DSc

C O P H Professor, Health Policy and Management Thomas Bruce, M D, D S c

Professor (Adjunct), Health Policy & Management
Inaugural Dean COPH (Dean pro tem) 2000-2002


Other Academic/Research/Policy Affiliations

Emeritus Professor of Medicine UAMS and Dean, UAMS College of Medicine 1974-1985
Emeritus Professor of Health Policy & Management
UA Clinton School of Public Service and Inaugural Dean (Dean pro tem)/Associate Dean UA Clinton School, 2003-2007
Program Director, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 1985-1997
Senior Adviser to the Director, Arkansas Department of Health, 2008-2010

Contact Information

Office: NA
Phone: 501-228-4033


1974 – Certificate  (Health Systems Executive Program), Harvard Business School
1955 – MD, University of Arkansas School of Medicine
1955 – BSM, University of Arkansas

Research Interests

Community-based public health; Community-based participatory research; community philanthropy in public service

Current Research Projects

STAR.Health, funded by Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Minority Health Commission, and Arkansas Community Foundation

Recent Publications

Community-Based Public Health: A Partnership Model, edited by Thomas A. Bruce
and Steven Uranga McKane, Washington DC, American Public Health Association, 2000