Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, MBA
Director and Health Officer
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Urban Health: Public Health Lessons from Los Angeles

October 19, 2007
12:00-1:30 PM
Colonial Penn Center Auditorium

Slides (PPT 4 MB)

Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, MBA, is the Director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the County Health Officer, responsible for all public health functions including surveillance and control of both communicable and non-communicable diseases, and of health protection (including against bioterrorism) for the County's 10 million residents. He directs a staff of 4,000 with an annual budget exceeding $700 million. He is also Vice-Chair of the Los Angeles First 5 Commission, which grants over $100 million per year to improve the health and development of children 0-5.

Dr. Fielding chairs the US Community Preventive Services Task Force and was a founding member of the US Clinical Preventive Services Task Force. Dr. Fielding is also a Professor in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at UCLA, and has authored over 175 peer reviewed publications, editorials and book chapters on public health and health policy issues. He is Editor of the Annual Review of Public Health and Chairman of Partnership for Prevention. He also serves on the Board of the American Legacy Foundation and is an elected member in the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine. He received his medical and public health degrees from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business. He formerly served as Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health Massachusetts and Vice President of Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Fielding has received numerous awards, including the Sedgwick Memorial Medal from the American Public Health Association and the Distinguished Alumni Achievement award from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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