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

CPSTF Member: 1996-2019
Chair: 2001-2019
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Jonathan FieldingDr. Fielding chaired the U.S. Task Force on Community Preventive Services for eighteen years and was the first recipient of the Jonathan E. Fielding Community Guide Champion Award. He chaired the Advisory Committee for the U.S. Healthy People 2020 objectives, and he is currently a Co-Chair for the Healthy People 2030 objectives. He was appointed by President Obama to the National Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health, and he is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. He served as director and chair of the Truth Initiative, dedicated to ending youth smoking, and he currently serves as co-director of Shatterproof, the national non-profit fighting addiction.

Having previously served for 16 years as public health director and health officer for Los Angeles County, Dr. Fielding is a distinguished professor of health policy and management and of pediatrics in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine at UCLA. He founded the Center for Health Advancement at UCLA, which models policies and programs to cost-effectively improve health and health equity, education, and criminal justice systems for populations and disadvantaged subgroups and also examines waste in the US medical care system He 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 the longstanding editor of the Annual Review of Public Health and currently writes a monthly opinion column on health issues for The Hill.

Dr. Fielding received board certification from the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He received his MD with honors from Harvard School of Medicine, a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Master of the History of Science degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Fielding received his MBA in finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His honors include the UCLA Medal, the Sedgwick Medal, and the Roemer, Fries, and Porter prizes, as well as honorary doctorates.