Dr Kevin Fenton has been appointed as the Director of Health Improvement and Population Healthcare for Public Health England, Chief Executive Designate Duncan Selbie has announced.
About Kevin Fenton
Kevin Fenton, M.D., Ph.D., is the Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He joined the CDC in 2005 as the Chief of the Syphilis Elimination Effort, and in 2006 began his tenure as the Director of NCHHSTP.
Prior to the CDC, Dr Fenton was the Director of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Department where he led the development, implementation and evaluation of numerous national and European HIV and STD surveillance, prevention, screening, and research programs.
Dr Fenton has served in a number of international, academic, and community leadership positions, and has received numerous awards. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and reports on HIV and STD epidemiology, sexual health policy, and sexual attitudes and lifestyles, with a special emphasis on racial and ethnic health disparities. His works have been published in leading journals including JAMA, The Lancet, the British Medical Journal, and the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
A graduate of the University of the West Indies Medical School in Jamaica, Dr Fenton earned his Masters in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from University College London.
Dr Fenton is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, and a Visiting Professor in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of London.