RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Area(s) of Expertise:
Medical Anthropology, Global Health, Environmental Health, Applied Public Health, Epidemiology, Engineering
David received his PhD in medical anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2004. His dissertation research, funded by the National Science Foundation, examined the rising prevalence of asthma and allergy in India, a topic he previously studied among Native Americans in Alaska, Arizona and New Mexico. Between 2004-2006, he was an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where he was assigned to the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch. During this time, he provided epidemiological support to the National Asthma Control Program, and investigated the health effects of a variety of environmental exposures. In addition, he helped establish emergency illness and injury surveillance in coastal Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.
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