For the past decade, David has dedicated his career to managing and analyzing health programs. Domestically, he has worked with at risk youth in New York, Virginia, and Georgia on the importance of youth development and health education. Internationally, he has worked in Brazil, Cambodia, and Fiji with community organizations, education institutions and Ministries on health policies and strategic plans. David currently works at the MITRE Corporation as a Senior Health Analyst collaborating with government agencies and organizations to evaluate, design, and facilitate equitable programs and policies to improve the overall health of communities across the nation.
In all his roles, David has used the arts to open alternative forms of communication and to allow for deeper research insight, interpretation, and creative expression to examine experiences in new ways. As an Adjunct Faculty at Emory University, David designed courses and exhibitions that highlight the role of the arts in social change to not only raise awareness and produce knowledge to inform future research practices but also its ability to evoke nuance, promote reflexivity, and generate empathy.
At the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, he obtained his Master of Public Health and a Socio-Contextual Determinant of Health Certificate. David also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia State University and studied Fine Arts and Music at the Beacon School in New York City. David is from the Bronx, New York but currently lives in Atlanta, GA. He is a painter, digital storyteller and a poet who is passionate about using his public health expertise and creative capabilities to develop impactful health solutions for all societies including the most vulnerable communities.