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W. Oscar Fleming, DrPH

Dr. Oscar Fleming

W. Oscar Fleming, DrPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Assistant Professor
Public Health Leadership Program

W. Oscar Fleming, DrPH has 17 years of progressive leadership and management experience in community and child development program design, delivery and improvement efforts. He demonstrates effectiveness in leading and managing multi-cultural, international partnership development. Dr. Fleming has substantial experience with collaborative approaches to program development and systematic application of organizational strategy and evidence-based approaches to program implementation and management. He also has extensive experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs addressing HIV/AIDS and vulnerable children in developing country settings. He has significant experience working closely with US Agencies (including USAID, HRSA, and the CDC) Dr. Fleming specializes in multisectoral child development programming, HIV prevention and care programming, technical support program design and implementation, and partnership development and management.

Honors and Awards

Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award

2020-2021, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Innovative Teaching Award

2019, Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health

Research Activities

• Applied implementation Science

• System Science

• Design Thinking

• Implementation Support Practice

• Technical assistance system strengthening

• Maternal and Child Health 

• HIV care and treatment

• Care and support for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS

• Early Childhood Development

Key Publications

The Use of Implementation Science Tools to Design, Implement, and Monitor a Community-Based mHealth Intervention for Child Health in the Amazon. Westgard C and Fleming WO  (2020). Frontiers in Public Health, 8.
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Inequity in Implementation: A Perspective from Two Implementation Science Students. Yates Lindsey and Fleming, Oscar. (2019). Implementation Science News.

Putting Implementation Science into Practice: Lessons from the Creation of the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center. Fleming, W.O., Apostolico, A.A., Mullenix, A.J. et al.  (2019). Maternal and Child Health Journal , 23(722).

Co-Creative Technical Assistance: Essential Functions and Interim Outcomes. Yazejian, N., Metz, A., Morgan, J., Louison, L., Bartley, L., Fleming, W. O., Haidar, L, & Schroder, J. (2018). Journal Article, Evidence & Policy.

Context Matters: Recommendations for Funders & Program Developers Supporting Implementation in Rural Communities. Louison, L, Fleming, W.O.  (2017). National Implementation Research Network.

Transforming community prevention systems for sustained impact: embedding active implementation and scaling functions. William A. Aldridge, Renée I. Boothroyd, W. Oscar Fleming, Karen Lofts Jarboe, Jane Morrow, Gail F. Ritchie, Joyce Sebian (2016). Translational Behavioral Medicine, 6(1), 135-144.


DrPH, Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership, Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2020

MSPH, Health Policy and Administration with a Concentration in International Health , UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 1999

BA, International Studies with a Concentration in Political Science and African Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993

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