Gail Reed

International Director

Gail Reed, M.S., is a journalist who serves as International Director of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC), an Atlanta-based non-profit organization that develops programs bridging the US, Cuban and global medical, nursing and public health communities. She is Executive Editor of MEDICC Review, a quarterly journal on Cuban medicine and public health.

Ms. Reed has written on social and economic issues in Cuba for the last two decades. From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Reed regularly contributed to Business Week magazine, and from 1994 to 1996, was producer in Havana for NBC News.

Ms. Reed’s writings include: Denial of Food and Medicine: The Impact of the U.S. Embargo on Health and Nutrition in Cuba (1997, American Association for World Health, 300 pp.); Island in the Storm (1992, Ocean Press and the Center for Cuban Studies, 200 pp.); a series on women and race in Cuba; and numerous articles as contributing editor for Cuba Update, journal of the Center for Cuban Studies.

Ms. Reed received a Master of Science from Columbia University School of Journalism, New York (1976); and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois (1969)