Los Angeles County - Department of Public Health
313 N. Figueroa St., Room 804
Biographical Sketch: 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 health protection (including against bioterrorism) for the County’s 10 million residents. He directs a staff of 4,000 with an annual budget exceeding $800 million. He is also a Commissioner 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. He Chairs the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on the 2020 Health Objectives for the Nation. Dr. Fielding is a Professor in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at UCLA. He has authored over 175 original articles, commentaries and editorials on a wide range of public health and health policy issues. He is Editor of 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 of 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 and Vice President of Johnson & Johnson. He has received a number of awards and honors, including the Sedgwick Memorial Medal from the American Public Health Association and The UCLA Medal, the highest honor bestowed by that University.