Dr. Donald Reed
Dr. Donald Reed lives in McDowell County, WV, and has vast experience as a faculty member, researcher, and clinician. He is currently the Executive Director of the McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc., and an Assistant Professor at Liberty University School of Health Sciences. His previous professional experiences include being an Assistant professor at West Virginia University Extension Service, Emergency Room Mental Health Clinician, and Network Director for the Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Network.
Donald holds a B.A. in History from Concord University, Masters's Degrees with coursework in History, in Liberal Studies, and in Substance Abuse Prevention and Policy, and a Doctorate in Public Health with a concentration in Health Advocacy and Leadership. He is Certified in Public Health and is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist with the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center. He has received awards for his efforts in spit tobacco education and was the American Legacy Foundation's Community Activist of the Year, the Coalition for Tobacco Free WV's Community Activists of the Year, the Amy Hertz Award from the National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco and numerous awards from the WV4-HEA and NAE4-HA.
His work has been featured in publications by the University of California – San Francisco, National CADCA Strategizers, the American Legacy Foundation, the Rural Assistance Center, the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network, the Journal of Extension Service, and the Frontiers Journal of Public Health.