Dr. Pierre Vigilance

Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Pierre Vigilance is a public health practice leader with over 15 years executive-level experience in the non-profit, government, and academic sectors. He currently serves as the Associate Dean for Practice, and Associate Professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and has been at the school since 2011.  At GW he has focuses on diversifying the experiential-learning portfolio for graduate students and alumni through innovative partnerships and courses, as well as expanding collaborations that are beneficial to both community partners and the school. As a member of the inaugural cross-disciplinary faculty cohort established in 2015 he began weaving design-thinking into the school’s portfolio, and serves as adviser to some of the spin-off ventures that have emerged as a result.

As the Commissioner of Health for Washington D.C. from 2008-2011 he managed the agency and it’s partners through various challenges and achieved successes in data reporting, capital development, partnership development, and emergency response. He has engaged in a routinely multi-sectoral approach to designing health programs, establishing partnerships, building teams and developing leadership, and approach that stemmed from his time working in the Baltimore community from 2000-2008 where his work ranged from coordinating case-management and employment services to health promotion and improving access to care for residents impacted by substance abuse, HIV, and chronic preventable illness.

His social impact focused strategic advisory framework is driven by strong communication skills, great working relationships, and both domestic and foreign public health practice experience.  Dr. Vigilance serves on the board of D.C. SCORES in Washington, D.C., and recently joined the board of Mercy Health Systems in Philadelphia.