David Altman is Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program at the National Program Office located at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) in Greensboro, NC. He is also the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CCL-EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). David directs many of the senior leadership programs at CCL. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Previously, he served for over nine years as EVP of CCL’s Research, Innovation and Product Development group.
Prior to CCL, David was a tenured Professor of Public Health Sciences and Pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina (10 years) and Senior Research Scientist at the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California (10 years). David was a Fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Program. He is active in a number of professional associations and is a Fellow of three divisions in the American Psychological Association and a Fellow in the Society of Behavioral Medicine. He is also a member of the American Public Health Association, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention of the American Heart Association, the Society of Public Health Education, and Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. He earned his Ph.D. in Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine where he was selected as Alumni of the year in 2007, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention.