Steve Fleming, PhD
111 Washington Ave.
Lexington, KY 40536-0003
Contact: | 859.218.2229



PhD, Health Services Organization and Policy

University of Michigan


AM, Applied Economics

University of Michigan


MPA, Health Administration

University of Hartford


BS, Environmental Sciences

Rutgers University



Dr. Steve Fleming is a Professor in the College of Public Health, with appointments in both the Departments of Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy. He is currently Interim Chair of the Department of Epidemiology. He earned his PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan, where he had the distinct privilege of having Dr. Avedis Donabedian as a member of his dissertation committee. He teaches introductory and advanced epidemiology, managerial epidemiology, decision making in health and medicine, and cancer epidemiology. He has taught abroad, including teaching managerial epidemiology to students in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Fleming also recently traveled abroad for pleasure during a one-year sabbatical in Brisbane, Australia.


Dr. Fleming is currently principal investigator on a large, multi-site project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to study patterns of care for breast and prostate cancer. He has published numerous articles in the health services research and epidemiology literature, in such journals as Medical Care, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Inquiry, Health Care Management Review, and Medical Care Review, and is lead author on a textbook entitled Managerial Epidemiology.

Research Interests:

•    Cancer epidemiology
•    Impact of comorbid illness on cancer diagnosis and treatment