Don Donahue, Jbara Associate

Donald A. Donahue


Professor of health care administration and Global Health at University of Maryland Baltimore

Executive Director of the Potomic Institute’s Center for Health Policy & Preparedness


Donald A. Donahue, DHED, MBA, MSJ is professor of global health at University of Maryland Baltimore, a senior fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and Executive Director of the Institute’s Center for Health Policy & Preparedness. Professor Donahue is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Royal Society for Public Health, International Commission on Disaster Medicine, and the University of Pittsburgh Center for National Preparedness.

Dr. Donahue is a member of the boards of directors for the American Academy of Disaster Medicine, World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine; Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health; and Team fEMR.  He has served as editor-at-large for the journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. He is a co-founder of the Commission Internationale de Médecine de Catastrophe/International Commission on Disaster Medicine, a grant reviewer for the Health Resources and Services Administration, and a past Chairman of Melwood, a disability services agency.

Prior positions include as a career Medical Service Corps officer, culminating as Deputy Surgeon (Plans and Fiscal Operations) for the Army Reserve, emergency department administrator for two of the United States’ busiest urban emergency departments, corporate consultant for New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and senior marketing/proposal manager for Magellan Health.

Dr. Donahue holds a BS (Sociology and Political Science) from the University of the State of New York, an MBA from Baruch College, an MS in Jurisprudence (Health Law) from Seton Hall University School of Law, and a Doctorate in Health Education from A.T. Still University.