Scott Zuerlein, PhD

Scott Zuerlein, PhD

Name: Scott Zuerlein, PhD

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Military and Emergency Medicine
Title: 
Deputy Director, Training and Professional Development Division, Center for Global Health Engagement
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Location: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Office Phone: 
(301) 294-1485

Education

2009, Doctor of Philosophy, Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
1996, Master of Health Services Administration, Army-Baylor University, Ft. Sam Houston, TX.
1988, Bachelor of Science, General Business Management, College of Business, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

Biography

Dr. Zuerlein serves as the Deputy Director and Senior Program Manager for the Education and Training Division. In this capacity he guides program activities to develop and conduct training and professional development activities to equip military health system professionals to plan and conduct global health engagement activities. Dr. Zuerlein also supports Center efforts by offering a range of expertise and experience in the areas of health services administration, health policy, public health, and global health systems engagement and development.

Dr. Zuerlein served 22 years as a Medical Service Corps Officer within the US Air Force Medical Service, his active service concluded with an assignment as the Medical Security Cooperation lead within the US Central Command’s Command Surgeons Office. Dr. Zuerlein earned his Bachelor of Science degree in General Business Management from the University of Wyoming, his Master's in Health Services Administration from the Army-Baylor University, and his Doctorate in Health Policy and Management from the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • • 2016-present: Deputy Director, Training and Professional Development Division, Center for Global Health Engagement, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
  • • 2015-2016: Senior Program Manager, Training and Professional Development Division. Senior Program Manager, Programs and Joint Force Support Division, Disaster Preparedness Program, Cooperative Biological Engagement Program, and Pacific-Asia-India-Resilience Program, Center for Global Health Engagement, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.
  • • 2014-2015: Senior Program Manager, Disaster Preparedness Program, Cooperative Biological Engagement Program, and Global Health Engagement Education and Training Program, Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.
  • • 2013-2014: Senior Program Manager, Disaster Preparedness Program, Defense Medical Language Initiative, and Medical Stability Operations Curriculum Development Program, Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.
  • • 2011-2013: Program Manager, Defense Medical Language Initiative and Medical Stability Operations Curriculum Development Program, Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.
  • • 2011-2011: Senior Scientist, Cooperative Biological Engagement Program and Program Manager, Defense Medical Language Initiative, Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.
  • • 2005-2011: Chief, International Health Engagement Programs, Command Surgeon’s Office, US Central Command, MacDill AFB, FL.
  • • 2009-2010: Medical Plans and Operations Officer, US Forces Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • • 2002-2005: Graduate Student (Doctoral Studies), University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
  • • 1999-2002: Director, Business Operations and Beneficiary Services Office, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Ambulatory Care Clinic, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina.