National Director for Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England
Professor Kevin Fenton oversees PHE's national prevention programmes including screening for cancer and other conditions, health checks, national health marketing campaigns, public mental health, and a range of wellbeing programmes for infants, youth, adults and older adults .
Previously Kevin was director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, between 2005 and 2012. He also served as chief of CDC’s National Syphilis Elimination Effort and has worked in research, epidemiology, and the prevention of HIV and other STDs since 1995. Prior to that he was director of the Health Protection Agency’s HIV and STI Department.
Kevin is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and a visiting professor in Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London. He also serves on the boards of a number of charitable organisations, government committees, and peer-reviewed journals related to sexual health.
He attended medical school in Jamaica, obtained a Master's in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University College London. He has also authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles and policy reports.