Gregg S. Margolis, PhD, is the Director of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). In this role, Dr. Margolis leads the NAM’s six nationally renowned health policy fellowship and leadership programs with a mission of building health policy leadership and expertise for the future.
Prior to joining the NAM, Dr. Margolis served as the Director of the Division of Health System Policy for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Prior to federal service, Dr. Margolis held leadership and faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh, The George Washington University, and the National Registry of EMTs. In these capacities, he played key roles in many national EMS improvement projects and has served in numerous boards and leadership positions, including with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions, the National Association of EMS Educators, the National Association of EMTs, and the Prehospital Care Research Forum. In 2009, he was the first Paramedic to be selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship, where he served as a policy advisor to Senator John D. Rockefeller of West Virginia.
Dr. Margolis holds a PhD in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh and has over 20 years of clinical experience as a field and flight paramedic. He is the author of over a hundred publications and a frequent speaker on a wide array of topics in health policy, leadership development, emergency medicine, and disasters/public health emergency preparedness. He remains active in numerous outdoor activities, including skiing, SCUBA diving, and mountaineering. Despite over a decade of effort, he is still a beginner on acoustic guitar.