Crystal Reed is a Health Science Policy Analyst in the Office of the Associate Director of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP). Crystal recently converted from a contractor to a full-time employee. Crystal provides project management, communications, and strategic support to the HDRP team. She coordinates HDRP travel activities, and supports the program on webinar facilitation and publicizing funding announcements.
Prior to joining HDRP, Crystal held several NIH contractor roles with NCI, NIAID, and NIMHD. She has 20+ years of experience managing numerous health related contracts, and a grant focusing on Health Disparities. In these roles she has excelled in project management, relationship management, and research focused on health equity, access to care, social determinants of health, and barriers in policy as they relate to disparate and under-served populations.
Her noted accomplishments include co-authoring two peer reviewed journal articles in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: “Health Policy Responsiveness: Lessons Learned from Maryland and Prince George’s County” and “Cardiovascular Disease in the Nation’s Capital: How Policy and the Built Environment Contribute to Disparities in CVD Risk Factors in Washington, D.C." She also served as a panelist on a Congressional Black Caucus Honorary Session, “Mobility: A Game Changer for African American Communities,” focusing on the use of mobile technologies to improve health.
Crystal received her Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. She holds a BA in Health Science and Policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.