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 four national health policy fellowship and scholar programs with a mission of building health policy leadership and expertise for the future, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows Program.

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 his 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 2009-2010, he was the first paramedic to be an RWJF Health Policy Fellow where he served as a health staffer in the US Senate.  

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 dozens of publications and frequent speaker in a wide array of topics in emergency medicine, disasters/public health emergency preparedness, and health policy.  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 the acoustic guitar.