Margo Gillman, Adjunct Faculty
Margo Gillman, MPH, has more than 20 years of experience in health communication, social marketing, public affairs, writing and editing, media relations, and partnership development. Currently, she is the Principal of Gillman Communications, LLC — an independent consultancy that promotes awareness and action for optimal health, wellness, and chronic disease management.
Previously, Margo was a Senior Vice President in the Social Marketing Practice of Ogilvy Public Relations. Over the span of nearly 14 years, she designed and directed a wide range of consumer and healthcare provider education and behavior change campaigns addressing healthy lifestyles; health care access; women’s health; cancer prevention and early detection; STD prevention; infection control; Medicare and Medicaid; hazardous exposures; and vision and heart health, among other topics. Her clients included the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, National Institutes of Health, Merck & Co., GlaxoSmithKline, the American Academy of Pediatrics, LIVESTRONG, and the Johns Hopkins University Health Communication Capacity Collaborative, among others.
Prior to joining Ogilvy, Margo conducted a field placement with the National Diabetes Education Program at CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation in Atlanta. She also served as Director of Public Relations for the Washington, DC-based National Association for Home Care—the largest trade association representing the nation’s home health care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations and the patients they serve. Previously, she worked in the press office of U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini; as a communications consultant for the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association; and as a reporter for the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, AZ.
Margo earned a master’s of Public Health from the University of Michigan; and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, magna cum laude, from Arizona State University. She teaches Health Psychology and Behavior Change.