Dr. Frank C. Garland is the Technical Director of the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, California. NHRC is the primary Navy Military Operational Medicine Research Facility and the site of the Department of Defense Deployment Health Research Center. Dr. Garland also serves as the director of the NHRC Special Programs Office. In this capacity, he manages a large portfolio of Special Congressional Programs for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery directed toward medical research projects within and outside the Department of Defense. These include several major cancer research programs at the Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, South Carolina and the Hershey Cancer Center at Penn State, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Garland is a Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, and a member of the United States Military Cancer Institute and the John and Rebecca Moores Cancer Center at UCSD. Dr. Garland holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University, received in 1980 and is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology.