Gene Migliaccio

Gene Migliaccio

Gene Migliaccio


Professor & Associate Dean for Applied Public Health

School: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Department: Global Health


Dr. Gene Migliaccio serves as the Associate Dean for Applied Public Health, as a Professor of Global Public Health, and Director of the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Program. Dr. Migliaccio has served on the adjunct faculty since 1995, and in 2019 he joined full-time as Associate Dean.  He has taught courses in health finance and planning; program design and implementation; health program management; leadership and decision-making, and leadership in public health practice and policy. He has also provided short courses on hospital management, supply chain, and quality improvement.

Currently, Dr. Migliaccio also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Public Health Strategies, LLC.   He assists healthcare organizations with programs on leadership and organizational development, wellness, occupational health, managed care, access to care, behavioral health, and strategic development.

Dr. Migliaccio retired from the federal government after serving 35 years in various health care capacities to include being appointed as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES); and as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS), and the U.S. Air Force (AF) Medical Service Corps.  Within the SES, he served as Executive Director for Community Care Delivery Operations with the Veterans Health Administration where he built a nationwide provider network and oversaw an annual $11 billion budget for Veteran community healthcare; he also served as the Director of Federal Occupational Health Service within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where he provided leadership of occupational health services reaching 1.8 million Federal employees.

As a PHS Commissioned Corps Officer, Dr. Migliaccio managed an integrated health care delivery system as the Director of Immigration Health Services for the U.S. Government for more than 12 years. During this time, he also served as the Chief of Staff (Acting) for the U.S. Surgeon General where he worked on transformation of the organization and on health priorities for the nation (prevention, preparedness, and health disparities). Dr. Migliaccio’s assignments in the AF have included positions in hospital administration, managed care, information technology, and health care research. He also has health care legislative experience at both the federal and state levels.

Dr. Migliaccio has served on a number of public/private sector boards; for six years he served on the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Officer Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health as a Trustee, Vice President, and President.  He has provided overseas consultations in Singapore, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Guatemala, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Nigeria. He is Board Certified in Health Care Management, and a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE).

Dr. Migliaccio is a highly decorated career officer who has received numerous PHS, military, and private sector awards. Additionally, he received recognition for attaining meritorious national distinction in the field of public health by Delta Omega, the public health society. He also received a Proclamation from the Mayor of Houston for assistance with coordinating the federal health care response to over 200,000 Katrina evacuees in Houston, Texas. In 2020, he was elected as a Fellow to the National Academy of Public Administration.

Global Health

Access to Health Care

Health Services Delivery

Evaluation Research

Occupational Health

Organizational Change

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Marquette University, 1974

Master of Public Health (Health Administration, Gerontology), University of Hawaii School of Public Health, 1978

Doctor of Public Health (Health Systems Management, International Health), Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1983

PubH 6435: Global Health Program Development and Implementation

PubH 6436: Global Health Program Management and Leadership

PubH 8403: Leadership in Public Health Practice and Policy (DrPH Students)

PubH 8401: Foundations of Publiuc Health Leadership (DrPH Students)

Dr. Migliaccio's areas of research include: health services delivery, access to care, program planning, cost analysis, quality improvement, organizational development, health services leadership, reengineering, and evaluation research.