Global Health Mentor Wilbur Milhous

Colonel Milhous with former NIH Director, Harold Varmos, at the First Meeting of the Multilateral Initiative for Malaria in Senegal in 1997.

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Wilbur Milhous

Global Health Mentor
Global Health Mentors are alumni with substantial global health
experience who are willing to provide career advice, connections and
mentoring to current Gillings students interested in a global health career.

Prof Wilbur K. Milhous is Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health Infectious Disease Research (GHIDR), College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. He received his PhD in 1983 from the UNC Gillings School of Global Health in a combined training with industry program at Burroughs Wellcome (now GSK) and was the College’s first recipient of the Greenberg Award for excellence doctoral research. Read More
 Milhous has 33 years of global health experience in small molecule drug development with a primary focus in malaria. After UNC, Wil joined the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) working in Experimental Therapeutics for discovery, lead optimization and translational research in drug development for the Military Infectious Disease Research Program and became the Consultant to the Army Surgeon General in Medical Microbiology. In 2007 Wil joined the faculty of the USF GHIDR program and became a member of the MMV ESAC. We was founding co-chair of the Committee on Global Health of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). He is a Fellow and ASTMH and American Academy of Microbiology and Diplomate in medical and public health of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Prof Milhous has active affiliations and leadership roles in the College and at USF to include the Center for Drug, Discovery, and Innovation. He holds a joint appointment with the College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine. He has received numerous honors and awards to include the ASTMH-LePrince Medal in Malariology, the Gorgas Medal, ASTMH-Ashford Medal, Distinguished Alumnus of UNC, USF Research Achievement Award as well as numerous military awards during 30 years of active federal service. Professor Milhous is Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. He is a member of editorial boards (JCM, JTM) and a reviewer of 8 primary journals. Milhous has over 170 publications including 14 books/book chapters and 10 therapeutic patents. 


  • Brazil
  • Bangkok
  • Brisbane
  • Nairobi
  • Cairo
  • Jakarta
  • Lima
  • East and West Africa
  • Indochina
  • South and Central America

Areas of Interest

  • Emerging infectious diseases


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