Charles W. Beadling, Col(ret), MC, USAF

Charles W. Beadling, Col(ret), MC, USAF

Name: Charles W. Beadling, Col(ret), MC, USAF

Department of Primary Appointment: Military & Emergency Medicine
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Assistant Professor & Principal Investigator, APRRP

Affiliated Center: CGHE

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Office Phone: (301) 294-1461

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Doctor Charles W. Beadling, Col (ret), MC, USAF is an Associate Professor in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  Previously, he was the Director, Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) which was the focal point of expertise for the Department of Defense in the evolving missions of Global Health Engagements. He serves as lead on several programs He currently serves as Principal Investigator of the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership (APRRP) program at the USUHS Center for Global Health Engagement.

Dr. Beadling was commissioned in the Air Force in 1975 after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences at the USAF Academy.  He attended Undergraduate Navigator Training at Mather Air Force Base, California, and served as squadron navigator until 1980.  That year, he entered medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.  Upon graduating from medical school in 1984, Dr. Beadling began a residency in Family Practice at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California.  He had numerous operational, academic, leadership and command assignments until his retirement from the US Air Force, as a Colonel, effective 1 March 2009.  

Dr. Beadling is a Fellow of the American Board of Family Medicine, holds the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from Fordham University, and also holds the Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes from the Society of the Apothecaries of London, and has been appointed the Deputy Convener for the United States by the Society.  He also serves as the Global Health Section Editor for Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.  Doctor Beadling is married to the former Carol Hileman of Richmond, Indiana, and they have two daughters, Sarah and Matilda.