Jonathan Fielding is a Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Pediatrics. Dr. Fielding teaches the Determinants of Health course and participates as faculty lecturer in several other Department courses.
He received both his M.D., M.A. (History of Science) and M.P.H. from Harvard University, and his M.B.A. (Finance) from the Wharton School of Business Administration. His areas of expertise include the development of preventive services guidelines and priorities, prevention economics and financing, evidence based public health methods and practice, and health promotion for children, adults and families in community, clinical and occupational settings.
As the founding Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Health Enhancement, Education and Research, he helped develop the first comprehensive university-based center to focus on clinical and worksite prevention opportunities. He formerly served as the Founding Board Member, Chairman of the Board and member of the Executive Committee of The California Wellness Foundation, the largest U.S. Foundation devoted to disease prevention and health promotion. Further, he was a founding member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and is Chair, U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force. He is past President of the American College of Preventive Medicine, Chairman of the Federal Expert Advisory Panel in National Health Objectives for 2020, a member of the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, and was appointed as a member of the Expert Advisory Committee to the California State Department of Public Health.
Dr. Fielding’s awards include the Porter Prize, given for his national impact on improving the lives of Americans; The Milton and Ruth Roemer Prize for achievements in local public health, the Sedgwick Medal for contributions to the field of Public Health, and elected membership in the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine. He is the Author of over 175 original scientific articles and chapters, Editor of Annual Review of Public Health, and Associate Editor of the textbook, Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Fielding served as Director of Public Health and Health Officer for Los Angeles County for over 16 years where he wasresponsible for the full range of public health activities for over ten million county residents.
Shi Lu, van Meijgaard Jeroen, Fielding Jonathan E Long-term effects of health factor modification in Milwaukee County Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP, 2013; 19(2): 133-8.
Teutsch Steven M, Fielding Jonathan E Rediscovering the core of public health Annual review of public health, 2013; 34(1): 287-99.
Fielding Jonathan E, Teutsch Steven M So what? A framework for assessing the potential impact of intervention research Preventing chronic disease, 2013; 10(2): 120160.
Weber Mark D, Simon Paul, Messex Monty, Aragon Linda, Kuo Tony, Fielding Jonathan E A framework for mobilizing communities to advance local tobacco control policy: the Los Angeles County experience American journal of public health, 2012; 102(5): 785-8.
McCullough Jeffrey C, Zimmerman Frederick J, Fielding Jonathan E, Teutsch Steven M A health dividend for America: the opportunity cost of excess medical expenditures American journal of preventive medicine, 2012; 43(6): 650-4.
van Meijgaard Jeroen, Fielding Jonathan E Estimating benefits of past, current, and future reductions in smoking rates using a comprehensive model with competing causes of death Preventing chronic disease, 2012; 9(2): E122.
Fielding Jonathan E, Teutsch Steven, Koh Howard Health reform and Healthy People initiative American journal of public health, 2012; 102(1): 30-3.
Maxwell Annette E, Yancey Antronette K, AuYoung Mona, Guinyard Joyce J, Glenn Beth A, Mistry Ritesh, McCarthy William J, Fielding Jonathan E, Simon Paul A, Bastani Roshan A midpoint process evaluation of the Los Angeles Basin Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the US (REACH US) Disparities Center, 2007-2009 Preventing chronic disease, 2011; 8(5): A115.
Fielding Jonathan E, Teutsch Steven M An opportunity map for societal investment in health JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2011; 305(20): 2110-1.
Teutsch Steven M, Fielding Jonathan E Applying comparative effectiveness research to public and population health initiatives Health affairs (Project Hope), 2011; 30(2): 349-55.
Teutsch Steven M, Fielding Jonathan E Comparative effectiveness--looking under the lamppost JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2011; 305(21): 2225-6.
Fielding Jonathan E, Simon Paul A Food deserts or food swamps?: comment on "Fast food restaurants and food stores" Archives of internal medicine, 2011; 171(13): 1171-2.
Shi Lu, van Meijgaard Jeroen, Fielding Jonathan Forecasting diabetes prevalence in California: a microsimulation Preventing chronic disease, 2011; 8(4): A80.
Plough Alonzo, Bristow Benjamin, Fielding Jonathan, Caldwell Stephanie, Khan Sinan Pandemics and health equity: lessons learned from the H1N1 response in Los Angeles County Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP, 2011; 17(1): 20-7.
Fielding Jonathan E, Gilchick Robert A Positioning for prevention from day 1 (and before) Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, 2011; 6(6): 249-55.
Fielding Jonathan E To improve health, don't follow the money American journal of preventive medicine, 2011; 40(1 Suppl 1): S78-9.
Teutsch Steven M, Fielding Jonathan E Closing the gap in clinical preventive services American journal of preventive medicine, 2010; 38(6): 684-5.
Cui Yan, Baldwin Susie B, Wiley Dorothy J, Fielding Jonathan E Human papillomavirus vaccine among adult women: disparities in awareness and acceptance American journal of preventive medicine, 2010; 39(6): 559-63.
Smith Kathleen N, Gunzenhauser Jeffrey D, Fielding Jonathan E Reinvigorating performance evaluation: first steps in a local health department Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.), 2010; 27(5): 425-32.
Fielding Jonathan E, Teutsch Steven M Skin cancer prevention: sunnyside up or scrambled? Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2010; 102(7): 445-7.
Gunzenhauser Jeffrey D, Eggena Zuzka P, Fielding Jonathan E, Smith Kathleen N, Jacobson Dawn Marie, Bazini-Barakat Noel The quality improvement experience in a high-performing local health department: Los Angeles County Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP, 2010; 16(1): 39-48.
Van Meijgaard Jeroen, Fielding Jonathan E, Kominski Gerald F Assessing and forecasting population health: integrating knowledge and beliefs in a comprehensive framework Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 2009; 124(6): 778-89.
Fielding Jonathan E Commentary: Public health and health care quality assurance--strange bedfellows? The Milbank quarterly, 2009; 87(3): 581-4.
Simon Paul A, Fielding Jonathan E Establishing best practices for changing the built environment to promote physical activity American journal of preventive medicine, 2009; 37(6 Suppl 2): S448-9.
Fielding Jonathan E, Teutsch Steven M Integrating clinical care and community health: delivering health JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2009; 302(3): 317-9.
Kuo Tony, Jarosz Christopher J, Simon Paul, Fielding Jonathan E Menu labeling as a potential strategy for combating the obesity epidemic: a health impact assessment American journal of public health, 2009; 99(9): 1680-6.
Simon Paul, Gonzalez Eloisa, Ginsburg David, Abrams Jennifer, Fielding Jonathan Physical activity promotion: a local and state health department perspective Preventive medicine, 2009; 49(4): 297-8.
Fielding Jonathan E Public health. Preface Annual review of public health, 2009; 30(1): vii-viii.
Fielding Jonathan, Kumanyika Shiriki Recommendations for the concepts and form of Healthy People 2020 American journal of preventive medicine, 2009; 37(3): 255-7.
Eisenman David P, Glik Deborah, Ong Michael, Zhou Qiong, Tseng Chi-Hong, Long Anna, Fielding Jonathan, Asch Steven Terrorism-related fear and avoidance behavior in a multiethnic urban population American journal of public health, 2009; 99(1): 168-74.
Fielding Jonathan E, Briss Peter A Promoting evidence-based public health policy: can we have better evidence and more action? Health affairs (Project Hope), 2007; 25(4): 969-78.
Fielding Jonathan E, Frieden Thomas R Local knowledge to enable local action American journal of preventive medicine, 2004; 27(2): 183-4.
Derose Stephen F, Asch Steven M, Fielding Jonathan E, Schuster Mark A Developing quality indicators for local health departments: experience in Los Angeles County American journal of preventive medicine, 2003; 25(4): 347-57.
Fielding Jonathan E, Marks James S, Myers Bradford W, Nolan Patricia A, Rawson Raymond D, Toomey Kathleen E How do we translate science into public health policy and law? The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 2002; 30(3 Suppl): 22-32.
Simon P A, Wold C M, Cousineau M R, Fielding J E Meeting the data needs of a local health department: the Los Angeles County Health Survey American journal of public health, 2001; 91(12): 1950-2.
Fielding J E, Aguirre A, Spear M C, Frias L E Making the grade: changing the incentives in retail food establishment inspection American journal of preventive medicine, 1999; 17(3): 243-7.
Fielding, J.E. Public Health in the Twentieth Century: Advances and Challenges, Annual Review of Public Health, 1999; 20: xiii-xxx .
Fielding, J.E., Halfon, N., Sutherland, C. Community Report Cards, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 1997; 46(28): 647-655.
Fielding, J.E., Williams, C.A. Adolescent Pregnancy in the United States: A Review and Recommendation for Clinicians and Research Needs, Am J. Prev. Med, 1991; 7: 47-52 .
Fielding, J.E., Knight, K.K., Goetzel, R.Z., Laouri, M. Utilization of Preventive Health Services by an Employed Population, J. Occup. Med, 1991; 33: 985-990.
Fielding, J.E. Corporate Health Management, Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1984; 416 pp: .
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