Michael J. Fielding, Assistant Health Commissioner

Michael J. Fielding was appointed Assistant Health Commissioner for External Affairs at Columbus Public Health in 2018. In this role, Fielding oversees Population Health, Addiction Services, Environmental Health and Planning and Quality Improvement.

Additionally, Fielding serves as the Chairman for the Franklin County Homeland Security Advisory Committee, Columbus BioWatch Advisory Committee, Chemical Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council and he serves on the board for the Central Ohio Trauma System and the Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security. Currently Fielding is serving as one of three incident commanders for the COVID-19 public health response for the City of Columbus and City of Worthington.

Fielding has over 35 years of professional public health experience. Prior to his appointment of Assistant Health Commissioner, Fielding served as Administrator of the Population Health Division at Columbus Public Health where he oversaw infectious disease investigation, outbreak response, epidemiology, emergency preparedness and planning and quality improvement. His extensive background in public health also includes serving as Health Commissioner for the Marion City Health Department and Director of the Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response at Columbus Public Health. Fielding is also an Ohio Registered Sanitarian and began his career in public health as a food inspector.

He holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in Health from Ohio University.