Peter Reed, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Adjunct Professor
Peter Reed is an associate adjunct professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.
Reed is a trained public health gerontologist. His research experience includes several major initiatives in the area of quality care for persons with dementia. He has published widely on the topics of care for persons with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and long-term care quality.
Reed is also the CEO of the Pioneer Network, a national non-profit organization dedicated to changing the culture of aging and transforming nursing-home care to promote choice and quality of life for all older adults.
Prior to his role at Pioneer Network, Reed served as president and CEO of the Center for Health Improvement, and as senior director of programs for the national office of the Alzheimer’s Association. Previously, he worked as a research associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was the course director for the core course in health behavior and health education, “Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health.”
He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in health behavior and health education in 2004 and a Master of Public Health degree in 1999, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Kentucky in 1997.
Committed to local and national service, Reed participates in several boards and commissions. He is a board member for the American Society on Aging, the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign and the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He also serves as the chair of the Sacramento County Adult and Aging Commission and as a member of the Technical Advisory Group on Long-Term Care for The Joint Commission.
Contact information: Phone: (916) 734-2145 | E-mail: Peter.Reed@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu