J. Craig Reed, Ph.D., RBP
Senior Associate, Laboratory Risk Management
Craig has been actively involved in the international scientific community for the past 15 years, dealing with containment laboratories outside the U.S. as a consultant to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of State, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has worked throughout Russia, Central and Southeast Asia, the Caucasus, and South America, and has travelled to more than 25 other countries. After undergraduate work at Vanderbilt, Craig received his PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Georgia. At MAPP Associates, his focus is on regulatory compliance, pandemic planning, biological defense, project management, and proposal support.
Craig is an internationally renowned expert in laboratory design, management and operations, biological safety principles and practices, and threat and vulnerability assessments. He has worked closely with the directors and staff of more than 50 epidemiological surveillance labs and biological research facilities throughout the Former Soviet Union. He has worked with national ministers of defense, health, agriculture and emergency situations to more close align their biological safety regulations with the guidelines published by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, CDC, and the World Health Organization. He is a Registered Biosafety Professional and has served as president of the Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association, the largest and oldest chapter of the American Biological Safety Association. He is also an active member of the biological safety associations of Brazil, Africa, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. He has lectured at the Harvard and Vanderbilt medical schools, the Dana-Farber Cancer Research Center, and the National Institutes of Health.
After military service with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Craig joined the Southern Research Institute where he was a senior project manager in the Medical Countermeasures Department. He then worked for three years at the Midwest Research Institute as a section manager and senior program manager. He left MRI to join SAIC, where he worked as a biosurety program manager in support of the company’s contract to staff and manage the Threat Reduction Support Center at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. After subsequent work at Technology Management Company, where he was Director of Global Health programs, Craig became an independent consultant.