Paul Reed, MD

Paul Reed, MD, Captain, Public Health

Name: Paul Reed, MD, Captain, Public Health

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Deputy Director, National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Global Health, Disaster Health

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Boston University 1990; Boston University School of Medicine Class of 1994


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.