Injury Prevention

David Sleet, PhD, has 40 years of experience in public health, health promotion, and injury prevention. He is currently a Senior Associate for The Bizzell Group. He previously served for nearly 20 years as the Acting Director and Associate Director of Science in the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta where he planned and managed research programs and provided direction to a national program. After co-creating the School of Public Health at San Diego State University, he spent four years as a behavioral science researcher at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), three years in Australia as Director of the Road Accident Prevention Unit, and a year in Finland and Belgium managing and conducting injury prevention and health promotion programs. He is active with the World Health Organization, the United Nations, the FIA Foundation, and other international organizations promoting effective road traffic safety interventions globally.

Dr. Sleet has published more than 185 articles on injury prevention, public health, and behavioral science, and co-edited the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention and the Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention. Dr. Sleet is a Global Burden of Disease Collaborator, a Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior, and on the Editorial Board of seven journals. He has worked to develop sustainable injury prevention programs in the United States, Vietnam, China, Canada, and Argentina. In 2014, Dr. Sleet was awarded the “Royal Order of Sahametrei Medal” by the Prime Minister of Cambodia for his work improving the health and safety of the people of Cambodia. Dr. Sleet has a double Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and in Health Science, a Master of Science in Exercise Science, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Psychology.