Episode 150 is Gregg Margolis. Gregg is the Director of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). In this role, Gregg 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. Prior to joining the NAM, Greg 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, where he led a team of policy experts in formulating, analyzing, and implementing policies to build strong, integrated, and resilient healthcare systems that are prepared for, able to respond to, and recover quickly from disasters and public health emergencies. Way before briefing White House officials and working as the Associate Director NREMT he gave this podcast host a shot at writing at the national level. Gregg asked me to be part of writing and editing the national EMT-I curriculum. Even before that Gregg and I met when he was a paramedic student at the Center for Emergency Medicine In Pittsburgh. Gregg has over 20 years has clinical and flight paramedic, educator, author, speaker and holds a Ph.D. in administrative and policy studies and an MS in health care supervision and management from the University of Pittsburgh. Gregg continues to work to make this the world better for EMS and to improve the health of others. We talk about this fantastic career, his scuba diving, visits to the White House, and our Pittsburgh connection for this 150th episode.

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