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Dr. Steven Fleming is a Professor in the College of Public Health, with appointments in both the Departments of Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy. 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, and cancer epidemiology to both graduate and undergraduate students. He has taught abroad, including teaching managerial epidemiology to students in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Fleming has traveled abroad for pleasure during three sabbaticals, two in Brisbane, Australia and one in Wellington, New Zealand.

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 three editions of a textbook entitled Managerial Epidemiology: Cases and Concepts. Most of his research focuses on cancer epidemiology, and in particular at the nexus of cancer epidemiology and health services research.


  • 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

Research Interests

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

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