David A. Tarantino, Jr., MD

David A. Tarantino, Jr., MD

Name: David A. Tarantino, Jr., MD, MPH

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Global Health Division

Research Interests:
Principal Investigator, Defense Medical Language Initiative

Email: dtarantino@cdham.org (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 294-7751
Room: 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 707 Rockville, MD 20852



Degrees - B. A. Human Biology, Stanford University, 1987; M.D. Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1992; Residency in Family Medicine, Bremerton Naval Hospital, 1998; M.P.H. USUHS, 2008; Preventive Medicine Residency, USUHS, 2009; International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, IIHA, 2009


Principal Investigator, Defense Medical Language Initiative


  • Teaching Fellow, PMB

Areas of Expertise

  • Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Response, Medical Stability Operations, Global Health

Selected Recent Publications

Military Medicine, Editor/Lead Author for Borden Institute Textbook re Global Health Security (in development)

Professional Activities

  • American College of Preventive Medicine - member