The Milken Institute SPH associate dean of applied public health served 35 years in the federal government in various health care capacities.
By Kristen Mitchell
A George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health professor has been elected to the National Academy of Public Administration, a prestigious honor that recognizes an individual’s contributions to public administration and policy.
Eugene Migliaccio, associate dean of applied public health and professor of global health at the Milken Institute SPH, was named associate dean in 2019. He came to GW in 1995 and served as an adjunct faculty member for 25 years while working in the federal government in various health care capacities, including the Senior Executive Service, the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps.
"I am excited to be selected as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration,” Dr. Migliaccio said. “This fellowship provides an opportunity to bring my academic and public sector experience together to build a stronger, more efficient government and to enhance leadership in the public administration profession."
As associate dean, Dr. Migliaccio has been focused on overhauling core practice and interprofessional curriculum, establishing a new urban health initiative and reorganizing the school’s Office of Practice, said Lynn Goldman, the Michael and Lori Milken Dean of the Milken Institute SPH.
Dr. Migliaccio has also been integral to the Milken Institute SPH’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 204,000 Americans and nearly a million people worldwide. He has worked to mobilize hundreds of student volunteers to help local health agencies, organized the new employee health clinic and co-chaired the Health and Wellbeing Operations Committee for GW’s pandemic response.
“In all of this, he has demonstrated how his years of leadership in the federal government, whether in immigrant health or running the federal occupational health program, reflected an immense capacity to lead, manage and collaborate at a very high level,” Dr. Goldman said.
“Only at GW can we have a leader in public health practice who brings his experience, mentorship and ability to serve as a role model for our students.”
Dr. Migliaccio will join 45 leaders in the field as part of the 2020 class of academy fellows. New fellows will be inducted in November during the annual academy fall meeting.
The 2020 class joins more than 940 academy fellows—including former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, nonprofit leaders and public administrators.