Lewis Margolis, MD
Dr. Lewis Margolis, a pediatrician and epidemiologist, is associate professor of maternal and child health (MCH) at the Gillings School. He serves on the UNC MCH Leadership Training Consortium, created to enhance interdisciplinary/interprofessional efforts to build capacity for MCH leadership development in campus graduate training programs. He also was the PI on a federally-funded project to evaluate the consortium's effectiveness.
Dr. Margolis is one of the two lead faculty instructors for the MCH department’s year-long master’s core course. He is an investigator with the UNC Center for the Study of Young Drivers, an interdisciplinary undertaking established in 2006 to ameliorate the driving risks of this group.
He has played the role of liaison between the School and assorted Title V and other public health programs throughout the southeast, engaging in projects that translate research into practice.
Honors and Awards
Vince Hutchins Leadership Award
2017, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching
MCH Teaching Innovation Award
Public Health Honor Society
1992, Delta Omega
Commendation for Service
1990, Michigan Department of Public Health
Foundations in Maternal and Child Health
Dr. Margolis also teaches interdisciplinary leadership and policy analysis.
Leadership development for MCH professionals
Strategies to increase safety for new teen drivers
Effects of Title V and the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant on the MCH population
Ethics of public health programs and policies
Served on the MCHB committee to revise performance measures for MCH training and currently serves on the committee to revise MCH leadership competencies
Serves on the NC SafeKids Steering Committee
Chair, MCH Master's Committee
Chair, MCH Awards Committee
Advancing MCH interdisciplinary/interprofessional leadership training and practice through a learning collaborative. McHugh M, Margolis L, Rosenberg A, Humphries E (2016). Maternal and Child Health Journal.
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Parent comments and instruction during the first four months of supervised driving: An opportunity missed? Robert Foss, Arthur Goodwin, Stephanie Harrell, Lewis Margolis (2014). Accident Analysis and Prevention.
A New Tuskegee Experiment? Gregory Margolis, Lewis Margolis (2013). Inside Higher Education.
Effects of interdisciplinary training on MCH professionals, organizations and systems. Linda Chewning, Lewis Margolis, Angela Rosenberg, Karl Umble (2013). Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(5), 949-958.
Looking at graduates of title v MCHB-funded training programs through the lens of the MCH pyramid. Linda Chewning, Lewis Margolis, Angela Rosenberg, Karl Umble (2013). Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(8), 1359-1362.
MPH, Epidemiology, UNC-CH, 1980
MD, Medicine, University of Chicago, 1974
AB, Russian Studies, University of Chicago, 1970