Deborah Mulligan MD, FACEP, FAAP received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco, Medical Doctorate from the University of California Los Angeles and completed pediatric emergency medicine training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Founder and Director of the Nova Southeastern University Institute for Child Health Policy she reports directly to the Chancellor. The Institute is a resource for health systems, policymakers, professional organizations, foundations and academic centers serving as a venue to nurture community-based advocacy and research as well as advising about disruptive technologies and business models that accelerate transformation and constrain health expenditures. The work emanating from ICHP has been recognized through coveted federal agency awards such as the SAMHSA Excellence in Community Communications and Outreach (ECCO) Gold award.
Dr. Mulligan is a tri-lingual, practicing physician, leading healthcare advocate, and award recipient of the pre-eminent International Health & Medical Media FREDDIE Award. She has extensive media experience in front and behind the camera, is listed in IMDB for her contribution to Award Winning Indie Film “Tio Papi”. An AAP and ACEP spokesperson she is featured on a broad media spectrum of radio, television, magazine, online and print newspapers, such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Discovery Health Channel, Fox News Studio B, Univision & Telefutura Networks, Metro Networks, CNN en Español, Todobebé, Hispanic News Wire, Parent Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and iHeartMedia Health Contributor on weekly Morning Radio Show.
She has served as the Department of Health and Human Services MCHB EMSC Project Director and Florida Senior Advisor state model programs as well as state and federal legislation. Dr. Mulligan is active with her consultancy roles to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, Center for Disease Control and Florida State Agency for Health Care Administration and Department of Health.
Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Dr. Mulligan is the Chief Medical Officer of MDLIVE, the nation’s leading provider of telehealth software and services. As CMO she oversees and directs the implementation and oversight of the clinical care to MDLIVE patients as well as the supervision and expansion of MDLIVE’s physician network. Prior leadership positions in health care, government and technology sectors include that of Pediatric Services Medical Director for nation’s 4th largest safety net hospital system and Co-President/CMO to Sitio Saludable, Inc. a national multi-disciplinary media startup company formed to provide broadcast and digital content to promote and support positive health behavior change among the U.S. Hispanic population.
Key international/national positions include the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council expert to CDC; Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Chair of Executive Council on Communications and Media; past President FL CAAP; former Chair American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Section on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and American Telemedicine Association (ATA) standards and guidelines work groups.
Dr. Mulligan is well published with over 75 peer review publications in her field. She is an omnipresent global lecturer who has received numerous health policy, community service, scientific, educational and professional society awards, including recognition by the Honorable US Representative E. Clay Shaw in the US Congressional Record; March of Dimes Woman of Distinction; National EMSC Heroes Award for Innovation; Florida Medical Association Physician Communicator of the Year; South Florida Outstanding Female Health Professional; Florida State Surgeon General Injury Prevention Award and the Florida State University and Colleges ‘Campus COMPACT Community Engagement Educator Award’ presented by First Lady Michelle Obama.