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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Public Health Director and Health Officer

David Fleming, MD, Director and Health Officer of Public Health - Seattle & King County David Fleming, M.D.

Director and Health Officer
Public Health — Seattle & King County


David W. Fleming, M.D., is Director and Health Officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County, a large metropolitan health department with 1385 employees, 39 sites, and a budget of $318 million, serving a resident population of 1.9 million people. Programs and services range from core prevention activities to environmental health, community oriented primary care, emergency medical services, correctional health services, Public Health preparedness, and community-based public health assessment and practices.

Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Fleming directed the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Health Strategies Program. In this capacity, Dr. Fleming oversaw the Foundation's portfolios in vaccine-preventable diseases, nutrition, newborn and child health, leadership, emergency relief, and cross-cutting strategies to improve access to health tools in developing countries.

Dr. Fleming has also served as the Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as the State Epidemiologist of Oregon. He has published on a wide range of public health issues, and has served on a number of boards and commissions and committees.

Dr. Fleming received his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine and serves on the faculty of the departments of public health at both the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.