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
Interim Director, Center for Global Health Engagement
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Global Health

Office Phone: 
(301) 294-1465


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 Interim Center Director and Director for Doctrine and Strategic Partnerships at the Center for Global Health Engagement. CGHE has the mandate to integrate, lead and synchronize contributions of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Global Health Engagement (GHE) enterprise to National Security Objectives by providing a hub for GHE thought leadership and knowledge, strategic communications and outreach, operational support, research, and assimilation of education, training and planning capabilities. CAPT Reed’s principal responsibility is to systematically engage all internal and external GHE stakeholders in partnership to optimize and sustain DOD’s contribution to the larger USG and international global health agenda. CAPT Reed also is responsible for developing and implementing an iterative strategic framework process for the Center, establishing and evolving the strategic plan for the Center to ensure cross-organizational integration of activities throughout the Center and its five Divisions, applying systematic approaches to strategic communications, vetting of requests for assistance, and linked engagement planning.

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. He is also currently holding the position of primary investigator with principal oversight for the Disaster Preparedness Program at CGHE.

CAPT Reed served in previous positions as the Deputy Director for Operations in the Division of Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (DCVMRC) 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.