David Fleming (Gates)

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Not to be confused with Los Angeles attorney David W. Fleming who is trustee of the Reason Foundation.

David Fleming "is director of public health for Seattle King County (WA). Prior to joining the Seattle & King Country Department of Public Health, Dr. Fleming directed the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Health Strategies program. His work at Gates focused on vaccine-preventable diseases, nutrition, maternal and child health, community-based solutions, leadership and emergency relief.

"Dr. Fleming previously served at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he served from 2000 to 2003 as Deputy Director for Science and Public Health, and in 2002, as Acting Director of the agency. While at CDC, Dr. Fleming provided oversight of the agency's global health portfolio, including HIV/AIDS prevention, polio eradication, global tobacco prevention and funding for global immunizations.

"Before joining CDC, Dr. Fleming worked at the Oregon Health Division as State Epidemiologist. He also has served as President of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist and on numerous Institute of Medicine and federal advisory committees. Dr. Fleming has a BS and an MD from the State University of New York." [1]

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  1. Directors, Trust for America's Health, accessed August 28, 2008.