Pierre Vigilance M.D., MPH

Pierre is a Senior Operations Analyst inThe Lab @ DC. He is also the Associate Dean for Practice and an Associate Professor at The Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University.

As a former Director of DC’s Department of Health (DOH), Pierre is no stranger to District government. During his time in that position, he led the Department’s promotion of health and wellness through innovative physical activity and nutrition projects such as community-level Ward Walks, the Healthy Corner Store Initiative, and Live Well DC. He also supported the development of an ongoing HIV testing, education, and prevention strategy called the Rubber Revolution. Pierre’s focus on performance management guided the Department in developing and implementing performance metrics that address the District’s unique health needs, resulting in increased productivity and accountability and improved health outcomes. He also increased the Department’s capacity in data collection and analysis, which led to the publication of the District’s first HIV/AIDS epidemiology reports, the Preventable Causes of Death Report (the first city-level report ever produced), the Obesity Report, and the Obesity Action Plan.

Prior to joining the DC DOH, Pierre served as Director of the Baltimore County Department of Health and as the Assistant Commissioner for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Baltimore City. As the city’s Assistant Commissioner, Dr. Vigilance directed an aggressive HIV outreach and education campaign called Live, Love, Be Safe, which resulted in increased awareness of HIV/AIDS in Baltimore City.

Pierre’s education includes a B.S. in biology from The George Washington University, an M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a Masters in public health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Pierre is an is an avid soccer fan, promoter of physical activity, and a lover of the arts, music and travel.

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