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David Sleet

David Sleet

Associate Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta
USA

Biography

David Sleet, Ph.D., is an independent consultant who served for 15 years as the Associate Director for Science for the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the senior advisor on matters of science and policy before retiring in 2016. Before joining CDC, he was a tenured Professor in public health at San Diego State University, directed the Road Accident Research Unit at University of Western Australia, was a visiting scientist for 4 years at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the US, and was a researcher at VTT (the Road Safety Agency) in Finland.

Research Interest

He has published more than 200 articles related to injury prevention and health with a focus on behavioral and social science, and co-authored the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention the Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention, and Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods and Applications. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior and on the Editorial Board of 7 journals.