Paul Reed, MD (CAPT, USPHS)

Paul Reed, MD (CAPT, USPHS)

Name: Paul Reed, MD (CAPT, USPHS)

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Position: USU Staff

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CAPT Paul Reed, MD is a senior US Public Health Service officer currently assigned as Deputy Director at the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. 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. 

CAPT Reed held previous positions as Director of Doctrine and Strategic Partnership at the Center for Global Health Engagement, Deputy Director for Operations in the Division of Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (DCVMRC), and Director for Global Health Operations for the US Public Health Service, within the Office of the US Surgeon General. In these capacities, his responsibilities included support for volunteer readiness and 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 is a former US Navy medical officer with fourteen years in active naval service, culminating as Department Head of Pediatrics – NNMC until his separation in July 2008. 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.