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Darline El Reda PhotoPublic Health Focus/Interests:

Dr. El Reda is a public health practitioner with over 15 years of experience across a variety of settings, such as city, county, state, and federal level in the United States. She has most recently been focused on the use of healthcare administrative claims data in the assessment of the performance of primary care practices in the delivery of quality and efficient health care to patients in the State of Michigan. She remains interested in studying the impact of disease management programs on the lives of those with chronic diseases and the utility of claims data in improving such care management programs. As of September 2015, she is working to assist the country of Kuwait in the development of their first School of Public Health.




Doctor of Public Health, Concentrations: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Program Evaluation
University of Texas at Houston, Health Science Center School of Public Health, Houston, TX

Master of Public Health, Community Health Education
California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Bachelor of Science, Biology
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY


Public Health Courses Taught:

HM 802: Biostatistics for Public Health
HM 803: Epidemiology and Public Health
HM 817: Population Healthcare Analytics
HM 842: Introduction to Public Health Informatics
HM 843: Methods in Public Health Informatics
HM 891: Introduction to Public Health Practicum
HM 892: Public Health Practicum


Professional Experience/Expertise:

Public health practice

Healthcare claims data methods and analytics

Healthcare informatics

Primary care practice transformation

Maternal and child health

Chronic disease programs

Infectious disease outbreak investigation 


Professional Activities or Current Research:

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Public Health, Health Sciences Center at Kuwait University, Kuwait:  Working to establish the country of Kuwait’s inaugural School of Public Health within Kuwait University. As a member, of the Department of Public Health Practice, I am focused on establishing opportunities for public health practice in public and private sector institutions across the country.

Dr. El Reda is currently involved in research on the following topics: determinants of long term weight gain in women, road traffic safety in Kuwait, and the association between oral contraceptive use and breast cancer mortality.


Recent Publications, Presentations:

El Reda, D, Strom O, Sandin S, Oh JK, Adami HO, Lof M, Weiderpass E. Determinants of long-term weight change among middle-aged Swedish women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Jan 7. doi: 10.1002/oby.21745. PMID: 28063229.

Jeffrey Alexander, PhD, Amanda Markovitz, MPH, Michael Paustian, PhD, MS, Chris Wise, PhD, Darline El Reda, Dr.PH, Lee Green, MD, MPH, Mike Fetters, MD, PhD. Implementation of Patient-Centered Medical Homes in Adult Primary Care Practices. Medical Care Research and Review 2015, Vol. 72(4) 438–467. PMID: 25861803

Tao, M., Rangarajan, K, Paustian, M., Wasilevich, E., El Reda, D. Dialing In: Effect of telephonic wellness coaching on weight loss. American Journal of Managed Care. 2014; 20(2): e35-e42. PMID: 24738553

Markovitz A., Song J.Y., Paustian M., El Reda D. Association between Maternal Preventive Care Utilization and Adolescent HPV Vaccination: It’s Not Just About Pap Testing. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2014 Feb; 27(1):29-36. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2013.08.012. Epub 2013 Dec 4. PMID: 24315716

A. Annis Emeott, RN, MPH, A. Markovitz, MPH, M. H. Mason, MHSA, L. Rajt, MSW, D. A. Share, MD, MPH, M. Paustian, PhD, and D. El Reda, Dr.PH, MPH. Four-Year Evolution of a Large, Statewide Patient-Centered Medical Home Designation Program in Michigan. Med Care. 2013; 51(9): 846-853. PMID: 23872904

Paustian, M. L., Alexander, J. A., El Reda D., Wise C., Green L., Fetters, M. Partial and Incremental PCMH Practice Transformation: Implications for Quality and Costs. Health Serv Res. 2013. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12085. PMID: 23829322

Alexander, J. A., Paustian, M. L., Wise C., Green L., Fetters, M. Mason M. H., El Reda D. Assessment and Measurement of Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation: The BCBSM Experience. Ann Fam Med. 2013; 11 Suppl 1: S74-81. PMID: 23690390Text


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