Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics

The Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB) is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine and its standing follows from the prominence of public health in the mission of the Department of Defense. The mission of the PMB Department is "to enhance health in human populations through medical education, research, and service that support and improve programs of preventive medicine, community health, and health promotion in the uniformed services."

CAPT Paul Reed, MD

Paul Reed

Name: Paul Reed, MD, CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service

Department of Primary Appointment: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Position: Deputy Director
Title: Deputy Director & Associate Professor

Affiliated Departments: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics,
Affiliated Center: NCDMPH

Email: Paul.L.Reed@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 400-4214
Room: RL-1000-RL1005

Profile

CAPT Paul Reed, MD is a senior U.S. Public Health Service officer currently assigned as the Deputy Director at the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health.  NCDMPH is commissioned under Presidential Directive (HSPD-21) to improve the Nation’s disaster health readiness through education and science.  CAPT Reed’s principal responsibilities include functioning as the liaison with the Department of Defense (DoD) and other USG stakeholders in the work of the National Center.  He is also charged with assisting in the integration and advancement of the National Center’s readiness, collaboration, education and research lines of effort.

 CAPT Reed holds faculty appointments in Global Health, Military and Emergency Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), in Bethesda, MD. 

 Immediately prior to his current position, CAPT Reed helped establish the DoD’s Center for Global Health Engagement as its Director for Doctrine and Strategic Partnership as well as interim Director.  CAPT Reed served in previous positions as the Deputy Director for Operations in the Division of Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps and Director for Global Health Operations for the U.S. Public Health Service, within the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General.  In these capacities, his responsibilities included support for readiness of volunteers as well as coordinating the readiness and deployment of Commissioned Corps officers for domestic and international operations including humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, civic assistance, emergency response and training. 

 CAPT Reed has extensive experience in operational medicine and applied public health, serving in numerous capacities in both domestic and international humanitarian assistance/disaster response activities. 

Jose Marcelo Romalho-Ortigao, Phd

Name: Jose Marcelo Romalho-Ortigao, Phd

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Associate Professor

Affiliated Departments: Emerging Infectious Diseases,

Email: jose-marcelo.ramalho-ortigao@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 295-3728
Room: A3083

Mark S Riddle, MD, MPH&TM, DrPH, Captain, Navy

Name: Mark S Riddle, MD, MPH&TM, DrPH, Captain, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: National Faculty
Title: Professor

Email: mark.riddle@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 295-0777
Room: A1043

Dr. Lyndsey Baines

Name: Dr. Lyndsey Baines

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Adjunct Faculty
Title:

Olivia De Angelis

Name: Olivia De Angelis

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Staff
Title: Program Administrator

Email: olivia.de-angelis.ctr@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 295-4357

Kandra Strauss-Riggs MPH

Kandra Strauss-Riggs

Name: Kandra Strauss-Riggs MPH

Department of Primary Appointment: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Position: USU Staff
Title: Education Director, HJF

Affiliated Departments: Military & Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Affiliated Center: NCDMPH

Email: kandra.strauss-riggs.ctr@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 400-4207
Room: RL-1000-RL1010

Profile

Ms. Strauss-Riggs provides guidance to the Center team as she works with them to develop the academic program of the National Center. Kandra is particularly interested in the needs of children in disasters and in building resilience at the local level. Ms. Strauss-Riggs also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at the Boston University Healthcare Emergency Management Program in the BU School of Medicine.

Prior to joining the National Center, Ms. Strauss-Riggs served as Program Director for Research at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) where she coordinated the growth of A.S.P.E.N.'s complex research program in nutrition support. Earlier in her career, Kandra served as a Project Coordinator with the National Education Association's Health Information Network where she implemented and evaluated programs serving the health education needs of the NEA's 3.2 million members.

Ms. Strauss-Riggs has a bachelor's degree in sociology/anthropology from Guilford College and a Master's in Public Health degree from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. 

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