Jonathan E. Fielding M.D., M.P.H., M.A., M.B.A. is the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and is the Health Officer for Los Angeles County. In his position of Director Dr. Fielding oversees public health activities, including those for environmental health, disease control, health education, health assessment, and chronic diseases.
As Director of one of the largest health departments in the United States, Dr. Fielding has led efforts to developed plans to deal with emergencies related to bioterrorism, pandemic flu, and other emerging diseases and conditions. He also has called attention to the underlying health determinants: the physical and social environments in which we live. Dr. Fielding also serves as Commissioner and vice-chair of the First 5 L.A. Commission, whose aims are to improve health and development of children 5 years of age and under.
Dr. Fielding's salary as Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is $309,494.