Focus Areas: Environmental Challenges
U.S. Public Health Service (Indian Health Service)
David, an engineer officer in the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service (USPHS), serves as the Deputy Director of the Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction (SFC) within the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering (OEHE) in the Indian Health Service (IHS). David has played a major role leading the transformation of the SFC Program data quality and interagency coordination to improve implementation of an environmental health program that helps support Tribal governments to deliver safe drinking water and provide waste disposal services to over 400,000 Native American and Alaska Native homes at 573 eligible Tribes.
The IHS, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The OEHE supports the mission of the IHS by providing optimum availability of functional, well maintained health care facilities and staff housing; providing technical and financial assistance to American Indian tribes and Alaska Native Villages.