Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
AFRRI Bldg., Rm. 3176L
Phone: (301) 295-9117
Director of Global Health Program
Col Burkett is a Family Physician, Flight Surgeon, and holds both a regional and global special experience identifier as an Air Force International Health Specialist. Previously Col Burkett served as Chief of Global Health at Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) and then at Air Combat Command (ACC) and successively. Colonel Burkett completed his Family Medicine residency at Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center and had tours in Turkey and Panama. As Chief of the Medical Staff (SGH) in Panama he was responsible for clinical services delivery during the treaty transition in 1999. Subsequently he held clinical leadership positions at Charleston AFB and Whiteman Air Force Base prior to assignment as Chief, Global Health at Joint Forces Command and USAF Air Combat Command. He is a flight surgeon and board certified Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has directed ACLS classes in Honduras, was medical staff on humanitarian missions to Zimbabwe and El Salvador, planned and led a mission to Haiti, and deployed as Air Force Detachment commander on CONTINUING PROMISE 2011. Dr Burkett continues in clinical care both for the Air Force and as a volunteer at a free clinic.
Dr Burkett's research interests are in the application of DoD health engagement activities in support of joint military objectives. Particularly he is interested in how military health engagements can be optimized to support both USG health diplomacy and national interests while still achieving security cooperation and sustainable positive impact to host nation health sector capacity.
Medical Stability Operations Course for Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI), multiple times & topics
Civil Military Preventive Health as a Security Enhancing Tool, Army Force Health Protection Conference, Aug 2008 & at Navy/Marine Corp Prev Med Conference, Jan 2009
International Humanitarian Assistance, Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Symposium, 2008
Civil-Military Operations and Foreign Humanitarian Assistance, Joint Medical Operations Medical Managers Course, 2007-2008
Foreign Health Sector Capacity Building and the US Military, Military Medicine, Mar 2012
Developing Future Command Surgeons and Staff for Joint Operations and Assignments, Joint Center for Operational Analysis Journal, Vol XII, Issue 2, Summer 2010