Dr. Kevin Fenton



Kevin Fenton, M.D., PH.D, FFPH, is the Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In November 2005, Fenton was named director of the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, which was renamed NCHHSTP in March 2007 to reflect the addition of CDC’s Viral Hepatitis program. He previously served as chief of CDC’s National Syphilis Elimination Effort since January 2005. He has worked in research, epidemiology, and the prevention of HIV and other STDs since 1995 and was previously the Director of the HIV and STI Department at the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency.

Dr. Fenton is a public health specialist and infectious disease epidemiologist with expertise in STI (including HIV) surveillance, research and prevention, sexual health promotion and behavioral surveillance and research. Dr. Fenton has served in a number of academic and community leadership positions, and has consistently focused on addressing racial and ethnic disparities in sexual health.

He also served, among other posts, as the Chief of CDC's Syphilis Elimination Program, Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, and a co-founder of the European STI Surveillance Network (ESSTI).

Dr. Fenton has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in prominent journals including The Lancet, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, AIDS, the British Medical Journal, and the Journal of Infectious Diseases. He has served on a number of notable professional committees and as well as editorial boards for journals. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, and a Visiting Professor at the University of London.

After graduating from the University of the West Indies Medical School in Jamaica, Dr. Fenton earned his Master’s in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from University College London. Dr. Fenton has spearheaded the development of a number of national HIV, STD and behavioral surveillance and research programs in the U.K. and Western Europe including the National Chlamydia Screening Program in England, the 2nd British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles and the European Surveillance of STI (ESSTI) Network. Fenton is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom