Colby U

Preventive Medicine (Gen Prev Med, Occ Med, Aer Med, & Pub Hlth)


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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

2009 - 2013

National Capital Consortium

2016 - 2018

Clinical Informatics (PD)

Boston Children's Hospital

Affiliate Provider

2020 - 2020

Currently Practicing

Board-Certified Attending

Location :

Springfield, Virginia

Current Time:

11/30/2020 02:46

About Colby

Board-certified in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine with additional master degrees in public health and biomedical informatics, I combine clinical, population health, data science, and real-world expertise to tackle health care's biggest challenges.

Trained at Harvard and Vanderbilt with multiple peer-reviewed publications and dozens of international and national conference oral and poster presentations, I’m experienced with medical writing, study design, and a myriad of statistical analyses with multiple software packages including R & Stata.

With three graduate degrees and three post-graduate training programs under my belt, I’m also adept at reviewing CVs & personal statements for pre- & post-graduate medical education.

I’m also a self-taught programmer with multiple medical applications on Google Play and the Apple App Store with one application now endorsed by the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. This endorsement led to representatives from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) consulting me on medical mobile app design.

Clinically, I’m experienced with aerospace, travel, occupational, preventive, and lifestyle medicine. I’ve focused most of my research on occupational disability, medical readiness, human performance, and clinical decision support. During my last full-time clinical role as a Flight Surgeon for Keesler Air Force Base, MS, I was ranked as the top physician among my other 73 peers.

Davidson College

Bachelor of Science


2005 - 2009

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine


2009 - 2013

Uniformed Services University

Master of Public Health

Public Health

2016 - 2018

Harvard Medical School

Master of Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical Informatics

2018 - 2020

Work Experience
Affiliate Provider

11th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Andrews AFB, MD

2020 - 2020

  • Deliver preventive medicine and acute health care to all special duty operators attached to both Andrews AFB and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
  • Maintain service member availability for five wings, 148 geographically separated units, 80 tenant organizations, and 66,500 personnel

Solution Owner

Defense Health Agency

Falls Church, VA

2020 - 2020

  • Solution owner for PowerForms, Dynamic Documentation, and Smart Templates in MHS Genesis, the new electronic health record for the Department of Defense
  • Government Program Lead for maintaining and updating Tri-Service Workflow (TSWF) forms in the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) electronic health record

Flight Commander

Base Operational Medicine Clinic

Keesler AFB, MS

2015 - 2016

  • Rated number 1 out of 73 company-grade officer physicians at Keesler AFB on annual officer performance report (OPR)
  • Led the primary Test & Evaluation BOMC for the entire Air Force Medical Service comprising 74 military treatment facilities, supervising 30 active duty and civilian clinic personnel including Flight Surgeons, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Administrative Technicians, Medical Technicians, and Public Health Technicians
    • Featured in Keesler AFB News (19 Oct 2015)
    • Featured in Military Medical News, Vol. 22, No. 11, Nov 2015
    • Featured in Air Force Medical Service News (24 Nov 2015)
  • Implemented, designed, and refined occupational and preventive medicine workflows disseminated enterprise-wide March 2016 and estimated to reduce primary care visits by 309,000 and save $24 million
  • Redesigned evaluation and management (E&M) coding practices to recapture 1.3 million relative-value units (RVUs) and $47.4 million across the Air Force Medical Service

Staff Flight Surgeon

81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Keesler AFB, MS

2014 - 2016

  • Delivered preventive medicine and acute health care to 20,000 joint trainees and students and 1,000 special-duty operators; provided medical support for two reservist C-130 flying squadrons
  • Maintained service member availability for two wings, two geographically separated units, and 4,000 personnel

Research Interests
  • Informatics
  • Public Health
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Workflow Optimization