Michael J. Fielding, Assistant Health Commissioner
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.
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.
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.