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.

"Dr. David Fleming is our vice president of the Global Health Programs division, which brings together PATH's significant country experience and deep technical expertise to facilitate the organization’s ability to achieve impact through innovative approaches and solutions....Dr. Fleming possesses more than 30 years of experience in public health leadership. Prior to PATH, Dr. Fleming served as the director and health officer for Public Health - Seattle and King County (PHSKC). He has previously held positions as the director of Global Health Strategies at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as the Deputy Director at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and as the State Epidemiologist for the Oregon Health Division." [1]

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." [2]

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  1. Executive leadership, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, accessed May 3, 2020.
  2. Directors, Trust for America's Health, accessed August 28, 2008.