Dr. Don Donahue
Vice President of Medical Operations

Dr. Donahue is a Professor of Graduate Healthcare Administration and Global Health at University of Maryland Baltimore and University of Maryland Global Campus. He is a former Director of Health Policy & Preparedness for the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; Deputy Surgeon (Plans and Fiscal Operations) for the Army Reserve, and Board Chair for Melwood, a disability services agency.

Dr. Donahue’s experience includes work in behavioral care, home health, lobbying & consulting and hospital administration, including corporate consulting and departmental leadership in major urban medical centers. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Royal Society for Public Health, and the University of Pittsburgh Center for National Preparedness. Professor Donahue is a board member of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine, American Association of Physician Specialists Foundation, and World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine. He serves as vice president of the Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health and editor-at-large for the Society’s journal, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. Dr. Donahue is a Founding Director of the Commission Internationale de Médecine de Catastrophe/International Commission on Disaster Medicine.  

Dr. Donahue has a distinguished record of work in Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response. His work has ranged from department-level leadership in some of the most medically needy neighborhoods in New York to national policy development to international initiatives to define and promote interdisciplinary disaster medicine and public health.  

(Then) Lieutenant Colonel Donahue was a primary planner for the Department of Defense anthrax, smallpox, and military vaccine programs, as well as for readiness and force health protection initiatives for the Reserve Components.  Following the 2001 postal anthrax attacks, he was the primary instructor for the CDC Anthrax Vaccination Program, providing post-exposure prophylaxis and treatment education to the Public Health Service response team and regional reference laboratories across the nation.  His work has included designing, directing, and delivering education and training to military and civilian audiences in disaster preparedness and response, management of logistical support for the District of Columbia Strategic National Stockpile program, and analysis of legal sufficiency for non-pharmaceutical interventions (the CDC-ASTHO Social Distancing Law Project).

Donahue’s educational credentials include a Doctor of Health Education from A.T. Still University, Master of Business Administration from Baruch College, Master of Jurisprudence (Health Law) from Seton Hall University, and Bachelor of Science (Sociology and Political Science) from the University of the State of New York.



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