President and CEO

DR. David M. Carlisle, MD, PhD the CDU president David M. Carlisle, MD, PhD

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 doctor at the Venice Family Clinic and is presently a member of its Foundation Board.

He is the past Director of the 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 report 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 of Medicine and Public Health 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 Luskin 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. in Health Services from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Carlisle is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.

Dr. Carlisle and his wife, Dr. Sylvia Carlisle, have a son, David and a daughter, Aimee.

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Office of the President
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

1731 E. 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 563-4987
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David M. Carlisle, MD, PhD
President and CEO

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