David C. Edman, PhD, Director of Administration/Medical Analyst

Dr. Edman retired from the U.S. Navy as a Commander in 1999 after more than 28 years of active duty. He served in a variety of medical research assignments both in the U.S. and overseas, public health microbiology support to the Atlantic Fleet, and in Navy and DoD medical programs management. He served as the bacteriologist at both the U.S. Naval Medical Research Units No. 3, Cairo, Egypt and No. 2 Detachment, Jakarta, Indonesia. He subsequently appointed the Officer in Charge and Director of the Jakarta Detachment from 1985 to 1987. He also served as the Deputy Special Assistant for the Navy/Marine Corps HIV Program from 1990 to 1996. His final active duty assignment was as Staff Director, Interagency Support Office, Persian Gulf Veterans Coordinating Board under detail from the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (Clinical and Program Policy). Dr. Edman is the author and co-author of many articles in peer-reviewed publications, numerous presentations before scientific meetings, and several articles in Navy technical publications. His scientific interests are emerging infectious diseases and rapid diagnosis of infections. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Bacteriology from Washington State University, a Master of Science in Microbiology and Public Health from the same institution, and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Illinois. Dr. Edman is married to Marylou Balyozian and they have a daughter, Nissa.