Dr. David Fleming

Vice President, Public Health

David Fleming, MD, is PATH’s vice president of Public Health, which houses our programs in digital health solutions; health systems innovation and delivery; HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis; malaria control and elimination; maternal, neonatal, and child health and nutrition; noncommunicable diseases; and reproductive health. He also oversees cross-programmatic collaboration at PATH, which seeks to maximize the impact of our work across the value chain in critical health areas, including maternal and neonatal health, diarrheal disease, and malaria.

Before joining PATH in 2014, Dr. Fleming served as the director and health officer for Public Health—Seattle and King County (PHSKC), with a budget of more than $300 million, serving a resident population of 2 million. Prior to that, Dr. Fleming was director of Global Health Strategies at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, overseeing a grant portfolio of more than $1 billion in vaccine-preventable disease, nutrition, maternal and child health, leadership, emergency relief, community health programs, and human resources and health information. Dr. Fleming also served as deputy director at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Science and Public Health, and as deputy administrator of the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Dr. Fleming currently serves on the boards of Global to Local Partnership and the Washington Global Health Alliance, both in Seattle, and the Trust for America’s Health in Washington, DC. He sits on the Advisory Committee to the director of the CDC and chairs the external advisory groups for the CDC’s Center for Global Health and its Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support. His former global health board service includes Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN); the Health Metrics Network; and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

Dr. Fleming is a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Oregon Health Services Center and his preventive medicine residency at the CDC.

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