PROGRAMS FOR FELLOWS AND JUNIOR FACULTY
CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT SCHOLARS IN HEALTH POLICY AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
SCHOLARS BIOS: 2002-2003
MUNTU DAVIS, MD, MPH
Deputy Health Officer; Director, Communicable Disease Control and Prevention and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Alameda County Public Health Department, Oakland, CA
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Dr. Muntu Davis is currently the Deputy Health Officer and Director of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention and Public Health Emergency Preparedness at the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD). He is the lead physician on pandemic influenza, bioterrorism, and public health emergency response planning. He joined the ACPHD in October 2005. Prior to working at the ACPHD, he worked in the Immunization Branch of the California Department of Health Services on pandemic planning and education on febrile rash evaluation. He also practiced medicine in urban and rural primary care and urgent care clinics in Northern and Southern California. Dr. Davis' other areas of interest include ways to improve the use of television news, newspapers, and education-entertainment to promote health and health policy changes. Dr. Davis is board certified in Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier, California. He completed The California Endowment Scholars in Health Policy Fellowship and received his Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, where he analyzed policies regarding emergency response planning, implementation, evaluation and modification at the county level in California.
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