Board of Trustees
David M. Carlisle, MD, PhD
President and CEO
Dr. David M. Carlisle is the President and CEO of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU).
Dr. Carlisle is a published author in health policy, quality of care, medical education diversity, and eliminating health disparities. His clinical work revolves around caring for the underserved. For many years Dr. Carlisle has served as a volunteer physician at the Venice Family Clinic and is a member of its Foundation Board.
He is the past Director of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) where he served for eleven years under Governor Gray Davis, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Governor Jerry Brown. Under his leadership, OSHPD released its first-ever Health Disparities Reports and increased scholarship and loan repayment opportunities for health providers committed to practice in underrepresented, under-resourced and underserved communities.
Dr. Carlisle is a Professor in Public Health and Medicine at CDU as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has consulted for the RAND/UCLA Center for Health Policy Studies. In 2007, he became a senior fellow at UCLA's School of Public Affairs.
Dr. Carlisle graduated from Wesleyan University. He then earned his Medical Degree from Brown University, his Master of Public Health and his Ph.D. from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Carlisle is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCLA.