MPH Associate Director and Assistant Professor
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Darline El Reda PhotoPublic Health Focus/Interests:

Dr. El Reda is an applied public health practitioner with nearly 20 years of experience working in both the public (i.e., city, county, state health departments) and private sector (health insurance industry) in the United States. She has published on a variety of topic areas, such as infectious disease outbreaks, maternal and child health, patient-centered medical homes, immunization, obesity, and cancer. Dr. El Reda has extensive experience in the use of healthcare administrative claims data in the design, implementation, and evaluation of value-based care programs.




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 Applied Practice Experience

HM 893: Public Health Integrative Learning Experience


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:

Dr. El Reda provided consulting to physicians, physician organization, and insurance payers nationwide on transitioning from a fee-for-service to a value-based care reimbursement model. She is also currently involved in research on the determinants of experiencing a medical malpractice claim.


Recent Publications, Presentations:

Gasana J, Albahar S, Alkhalidi M, Al-Mekhled Q, El Reda D, Al-Sharbati M. Risky Roads in Kuwait: An Uneven Toll on Migrant Workers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Aug 7;19(15):9726. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19159726. PMID: 35955082; PMCID: PMC9368245. 

Champine RB, McCullough WR, El Reda DK. Critical Race Theory for Public Health Students to Recognize and Eliminate Structural Racism. Am J Public Health. 2022 Jun;112(6):850-852. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2022.306846.  2022 Apr 21. PMID: 35446604; PMCID: PMC9137028. 

Nur U. El Reda D, Hashim D, Weiderpass E.  A prospective investigation of oral contraceptive use and breast cancer mortality: findings from the Swedish women's lifestyle and health cohort.  BMC Cancer. 2019 Aug 14; 19(1):807.

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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