Randall C. Culpepper, MD, MPH      

Major Areas of Expertise:

  • Emerging global infections and the threat of pandemic influenza
  • Medical management of biological warfare and terrorism casualties
  • Disaster preparedness and response including hospital continuity of operations (COOP) planning
  • Analyzing international health events that could negatively impact the U.S. military and civilian populations

Summary of Career Accomplishments:
Randy Culpepper became a Senior Partner with Martin, Blanck & Associates in 2006. After serving 22 years in the US Navy, he retired from the Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (AFMIC), as a Senior Intelligence Officer, Preventive Medicine Consultant and Chief, Infectious Diseases Division.  

Additional Navy assignments included a variety of leadership positions at Naval Hospital Great Lakes; Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit 7, Italy;  Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy; U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID); and DoD Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (GEIS).

Dr. Culpepper most recently provided subject matter expertise and senior-level consultation for leading Federal agencies, the pharmaceutical industry, and universities in homeland security, emergency management, pandemic influenza preparedness and response, medical countermeasures against chemical, biological and emerging threats, hospital continuity of operations (COOP), occupational health and safety programs, and medical intelligence/health security.  Supported organizations include the Defense Intelligence Agency, DoD Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Medical Officer, DHS Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Bethesda Hospital’s Emergency Preparedness Partnership, University of Georgia, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Additional Qualifications:
Dr. Culpepper is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Uniformed Services University (USUHS) Department of Preventive Medicine & Biometrics and has held faculty appointments with the Johns Hopkins University; the Joint Military Intelligence College, DIA; Naval Medical Education and Training Command (NMETC); and the USUHS Department of Pathology. 

Dr. Culpepper entered the Navy after receiving his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Following a year in family practice at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, he completed Naval Flight Surgeon training at the Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute (Pensacola, Florida), and finished initial flight training.  After his operational tour, he was selected for residency in general preventive medicine and public health at the University of Washington in Seattle and earned a Master of Science in Public Health.  He is board certified in Preventive Medicine.

Martin, Blanck & Associates:
Martin, Blanck & Associates is a healthcare consulting firm based in Alexandria, Virginia. Martin Blanck provides critical assistance to private sector clients focused on federal healthcare delivery systems and services and public health programs. The firm has more than two dozen senior executive partners with expertise in healthcare policy, program development, executive management, strategic planning, informatics, medical countermeasures research and development addressing chemical, biological and radiological threats, public health strategies, and emerging infectious diseases.