Board of Directors
David Fleming, MD
Dr. David Fleming is currently serving as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at TFAH. He is the former vice president of Global Health Programs at PATH, an international non-profit focused on improving global health through innovation. At PATH Dr. Fleming led a 1,000-person staff, bringing PATH’s deep country expertise and its diverse technical expertise to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable people and communities across the globe. He also oversaw PATH’s scientific programs in sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health, nutrition; noncommunicable diseases; malaria; neglected tropical diseases; HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis; health systems innovation and delivery; and digital health.
Prior to joining PATH, Dr. Fleming was the Director and Health Officer for Seattle and King County Public Health Department in Washington State and oversaw all elements of the Department’s operations. Prior to joining the Seattle and King County 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.
From 2000-2003, Dr. Fleming served at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as Deputy Director for Science and Public Health, and, in 2002, was 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 State of Oregon Health Division as State Epidemiologist. He also has served as President of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and on numerous Institute of Medicine, federal, and global health advisory committees. Dr. Fleming has a BS and an MD from the State University of New York.