DHSc, MMS, USPHS, PA-C
Rear Admiral (RADM) Michael R. Milner, a Physician Assistant, is the Regional Health Administrator (RHA) for Region I (Boston). RADM Milner was appointed to the position of RHA on 15 August 2003 by the Assistant Secretary of Health (ASH) and is the principal Federal public health official and senior US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officer for Region I. He is responsible for the six New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Admiral Milner's regional portfolio includes: the Offices of Women's Health, Minority Health, Family Planning (Title X), the HIV/AIDS Regional Resource Network and the Medical Reserve Corps initiative sponsored by the Office of the US Surgeon General. Additionally, he works closely with the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to provide regional leadership for emergency planning, preparedness, response and recovery to all-hazards public health emergencies. RADM Milner serves as one of five national Pandemic Influenza Senior Federal Health Officials and works closely with the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency both nationally and regionally to ensure regional level coordination for all-hazard public health response and recovery activities. RADM Milner previously served in the Boston Regional Division of the Health Resources and Services Administration as the Regional Director of the National Health Service Corps. He was our graduation and white coat speaker in 2009 and 2010. In addition, he spoke with our students about public health issues and providing access to health care for the underserved.