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Halley Reeves


Halley Reeves, MPH, MCP

Contact Information

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 357

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104



Halley Reeves is a community health strategist serving her home town and community, Oklahoma City. Halley brings her public health practice and economic development training to bear in her work, offering health data analysis, planning, and assessment and various approaches to thinking about community health improvement efforts.  Halley served as the Chief Public Health Strategist for the Oklahoma City County Health Department and the Vice President for Community Health Impact for OU Health.   Prior to her return to Oklahoma, Halley worked at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and MIT where she focused on incorporating the social determinants of health into health care policy and developing innovative investment strategies to fund healthy community and housing development. Her work is often held up as national best practice for health in all policies efforts.  She holds an MPH from the University of Washington and a Master’s in City Planning (MCP) from MIT.


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Master of City Planning: Housing, Community, and Economic Development
  • University of Washington
    • Master of Public Health, Global Health: Leadership, Policy and Management
  • Colorado College 
    • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology/International Affairs, Minor: Asian Studies


  • Lecturer, Hudson College of Public Health         2021 - Present
  • Chief Public Health Strategist, Oklahoma City-County Health Department      2021-2022
  • Clinical Faculty, OU College of Medicine           2020 - Present
  • Vice President of Community Health Impact, OU Health          2019-2021
  • Founder and Community Health Strategist       2018 - present
  • PHIT Director / Community Health Planner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health        2015 - 2018
  • Health Impact Assessment Fellow, Metropolitan Area Planning Council        2014 - 2015
  • Foreign Language Area Studies Fellow, Department of State      2012-2013


Health in All Policies

  • Cross-sectorial collaboration building
  • Health Equality
  • Health Impact Assessments
  • Healthcare Policy

Community Health Planning

  • Community Engagement
  • City Planning
  • Community Health Needs Assessments
  • Community Health Improvement Plans
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Economic Development

Data Analytics

  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Wastewater-Based Epidemiology / Sewage Surveillance 
  • Health Data Communications / Utilization


  1. Kuhn, K. G., Jarshaw, J., Jeffries, E., Adesigbin, K., Maytubby, P., Dundas, N., ... & Reeves, H. (2021). Predicting COVID-19 cases in diverse population groups using SARS-CoV-2 wastewater monitoring across Oklahoma City. Science of The Total Environment, 151431.
  2. Gehrke, S. R., James, P., Reeves, H., Ron, S., Reardon, T. G., Keppard, B., & Ursprung, W. W. (2019). A Pedestrian-Oriented Framework for Measuring Area-Wide Pedestrian Activity (Transportation Review Board, No. 19-02908).
  3. Reeves, H., Wood, B., Mangan, T., & Youmans, J. (2017, November). Advancing Health Equity through healthcare based investments in the Social Determinants of Health: Massachusetts’ Determination of Need, Community Health Initiative program. In APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 4-Nov. 8). APHA.
  4. Reeves, H. B. (2015). Public health implications of hot summer days and vulnerability indexes in Massachusetts (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
  5. Singleton, J. L., Raunig, M., Brunsteter, H., Desmond, M., & Rao, D. (2015). Identity, physical space, and stigma among African American men living with HIV in Chicago and Seattle. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 2(4), 548-555.