BTCD welcomes new Epidemiologist Dr. Miguel Montiel

Message from Chief Wayne Tormala:

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Miguel Montiel has joined the staff at the ADHS Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease, where he will serve as an Epidemiologist II on the Research & Evaluation Team.

Dr. Montiel is retired from Arizona State University, where he most recently held the position of Motorola Presidential Professor.  He has degrees from the University of Arizona, ASU, and University of California – Berkeley, where he also served as an Assistant Professor.  During his tenure as a full professor at ASU, he held assignments in Social Work, the Honors College, the Hispanic Research Center, and the College of Public Affairs.  He served as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and taught at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico.  Miguel has also conducted extensive program evaluation as a loaned executive to the City of Phoenix, chaired  the  Human Services Commission for the City of Phoenix, was a board member of the Arizona Center for Public Policy, and a member of the Arizona Judicial Council.  He has served on a broad range of national boards and conducted numerous evaluations, and has authored a manuscript on program evaluations.  His work at ASU is documented in a book entitled Debatable Diversity: Critical Dialogues on Changes in American Universities (Roman and Littlefield).  In 2009, he co-authored Resolana: Emerging Chicano Dialogues on Community and Globalization (University of Arizona Press).

Please join me in welcoming Miguel to our bureau, and know that we look forward to extending the many contributions he can bring to all aspects of our work of preventing and reducing tobacco use and chronic disease among Arizonans.

Wayne Tormala, Chief
Arizona Department of Health Services

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