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Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, MBA (Chair)

Appointed to the CPSTF: 1996

Jonathan FieldingJonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, MBA is chair of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and was a founding member of the U.S. Clinical Preventive Services Task Force. He currently is a distinguished professor of health policy and management and pediatrics, in the Fielding School of Public Health and the Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Fielding also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Legacy Foundation.

Dr. Fielding served for 16 years as the director of public health and health officer for Los Angeles County. Before that, he was the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health. Dr. Fielding received board certification from the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He served as president and regent for the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Fielding has authored or coauthored more than 300 original articles, commentaries, editorials, and chapters on various aspects of public health, preventive medicine, and health services. He is an elected member of the Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and served on its Population Health and Public Health Practice Board. He is the longstanding editor of the Annual Review of Public Health and a presidentially appointed member of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health to the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council. Dr. Fielding served as director and chair of the national Truth Initiative dedicated to reducing tobacco use, and as director of Shatterproof, a non-profit organization that fights addiction nationally.

Dr. Fielding received his MD with honors from the Harvard School of Medicine and a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Fielding received his MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Service on international/national research, practice or policy boards or committees

  • Member, Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
  • Member, Board of Directors, The American Legacy Foundation (renamed the Truth Initiative).
  • Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health to the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council
  • Commissioner, First 5 LA
  • Chair, U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force
  • Former Chair, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives
  • Former Commissioner of Public Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Former Member, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

National research or practice awards

  • Sedgwick Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health, American Public Health Association, 2006
  • UCLA Medal from University of California Los Angeles, 2009
  • Milton and Ruth Roemer Prize for Creative Local Public Health Work, American Public Health Association, 2003
  • Fries Prize for Improving Health, The James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation, 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Service to the American College of Preventive Medicine, 2000
  • Porter Prize for National Impact on Improving the Health of Americans, 1994
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, Harvard School of Public Health, 2006
  • Investing in Information Award by the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, Inc., 1997
  • Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health, California Department of Public Health, 2007
  • The Lester Breslow Distinguished Lectureship, University of California Los Angeles, 2009
  • Winston Crouch Award for Innovation in Government, The American Society for Public Administration, 2009
  • American Journal of Public Health Paper of the Year, 2012
  • Honorary Fellow Award, Society for Public Health Education, 2012

Service on Community Guide reviews

  1. Hahn, R.A., Middleton, J.C., Elder, R., Brewer, R., Fielding, J., Naimi, T.S., Toomey, T.L., Chattopadhyay, S., Lawrence, B., Campbell, C.A., Community Preventive Services Task Force. Effects of Alcohol Retail Privatization on Excessive Alcohol Consumption and Related Harms: A Community Guide Systematic Review [PDF - 321 kB]. Am J Prev Med 2012;42(4):418-427.
  2. Rammohan V, Hahn RA, Elder R, Brewer R, Fielding J, Naimi TS, Toomey TL, Chattopadhyay SK, Zometa C, Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Effects of dram shop liability and enhanced overservice law enforcement initiatives on excessive alcohol consumption and related harms: two Community Guide systematic reviews [PDF - 568 kB]. Am J Prev Med 2011;41(3):334-43.
  3. Hahn RA, Kuzara JL, Elder R, Brewer R, Chattopadhyay S, Fielding J, Naimi TS, Toomey T, Middleton JC, Lawrence B, Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Effectiveness of policies restricting hours of alcohol sales in preventing excessive alcohol consumption and related harms [PDF - 735 kB]. Am J Prev Med 2010;39(6):590-604.
  4. Middleton JC, Hahn RA, Kuzara JL, Elder R, Brewer R, Chattopadhyay S, Fielding J, Naimi TS, Toomey T, Lawrence B, Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Effectiveness of policies maintaining or restricting days of alcohol sales on excessive alcohol consumption and related harms [PDF - 674 kB]. Am J Prev Med 2010;39(6):575-89.
  5. Elder RW, Lawrence B, Ferguson A, Naimi TS, Brewer RD, Chattopadhyay SK, Toomey TL, Fielding JE, Task Force on Community Preventive Services. The effectiveness of tax policy interventions for reducing excessive alcohol consumption and related harms [PDF - 665 kB]. Am J Prev Med 2010;38(2):217-29.
  6. Campbell CA, Hahn RA, Elder R, Brewer R, Chattopadhyay S, Fielding J, Naimi TS, Toomey T, Briana Lawrence B, Middleton JC, Task Force on Community Preventive Services. The effectiveness of limiting alcohol outlet density as a means of reducing excessive alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harms [PDF - 445 kB]. Am J Prev Med 2009;37(6):556-69.
  7. Anderson LM, St Charles J, Fullilove MT,Scrimshaw SC, Fielding JE, Normand J, Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Providing affordable family housing and reducing residential segregation by income: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2003;24(3S):47-67.
  8. Anderson LM, Shinn CM, Fullilove MT, Scrimshaw SC, Fielding JE, Normand J, Carande-Kulis VG, Task Force on Community Preventive Services. The effectiveness of early childhood development programs: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2003;24(3S):32-46.
  9. Anderson LM, Fielding JE, Fullilove MT, Scrimshaw SC, Carande-Kulis VG, Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Methods for conducting systematic reviews of the evidence of effectiveness and economic efficiency of interventions to promote healthy social environments. Am J Prev Med 2003;24(3S):25-31.
  10. Anderson LM, Scrimshaw SC, Fullilove MT, Fielding JE, Task Force on Community Preventive Services. The Community Guide's model for linking the social environment to health. Am J Prev Med 2003;24(3S):12-20.
  11. Hopkins DP, Husten CG, Fielding JE, Rosenquist JN, Westphal LL. Evidence reviews and recommendations on interventions to reduce tobacco use and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke: a summary of selected guidelines [PDF - 4.10 MB]. Am J Prev Med 2001;20(2S):67-87.