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.