David C. Grossman, M.D., M.P.H.
Chairperson, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
David C. Grossman, M.D., M.P.H., is senior investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente Washington, and a senior medical director for the Washington Permanente Medical Group. He is part of a group of scientists and practitioners who research the design, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of prevention and population care services. He also works closely with employers on approaches to maximizing the health of their populations.
In addition, Dr. Grossman is a professor of health services and adjunct professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2004, Dr. Grossman served as director of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Washington.
Dr. Grossman earned his B.S. from the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. He completed medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles and earned his M.P.H. from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a postgraduate fellowship in the University of Washington's Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. Before his fellowship, Dr. Grossman served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, working as a pediatrician for 3 years with the Indian Health Service in Fort Defiance, Arizona.
Dr. Grossman has held numerous leadership positions within the professional community. He recently served as a member of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and recently concluded several terms as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and as an executive committee member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. He also recently served as a member and officer of the board of directors of the Washington Health Alliance, a statewide multistakeholder nonprofit with a mission to improve the quality and value of health care in the State of Washington. He is also a member of the Committee on Performance Measurement of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Dr. Grossman has received multiple awards for research and advocacy on behalf of Native American children, oral health, and injury prevention.
Dr. Grossman's past prevention-based research work has focused on suicide prevention, firearm and motor vehicle safety, child and adolescent injury prevention, and health services for Native Americans. Much of his recent work includes researching the impact of health plan- and delivery system-based innovations to improve the delivery of preventive services, developing and implementing population-based prevention programs, and prioritizing preventive services for populations. He is the author of more than 160 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Grossman was appointed chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in May 2017. He was previously appointed vice chair in March 2015 and served as a member of the Task Force from January 2008 to December 2013.
Internet Citation: Biography. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. February 2018.