Wilbur Milhous, Ph.D., FASTMH, F(AAAM), D(ABMM)

Wilbur Milhous, Ph.D., FASTMH, F(AAAM), D(ABMM)

Associate Dean of Research
Director, Center for Global Health Infectious Disease Research

Contact Info

Office: CPH 1139
Voice Mail: (813) 396-9065
Fax: (813) 974-8506
Email: wmilhous@health.usf.edu
 Education and History

Came to USF



B.S. Clemson University, 1970
M.S. Clemson University, 1972
Ph.D. UNC Chapel Hill, 1983


Emerging Diseases & Tropical Public Health


Experimental Therapeutics for Emerging Diseases
Discovery and Development
Lead Optimization
Translational Research

Other Information

Curriculum Vitae


Prof Wilbur K. Milhous is Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health Infectious Disease Research (GHIDR), College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. He received his PhD in 1983 from the UNC Gillings School of Global Health, in a combined training with industry program at Burroughs Wellcome (now GSK), and has 33 years of experience in small molecule drug development with a primary focus in malaria and emerging diseases. After UNC, Wil joined the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) working in Experimental Therapeutics for discovery, lead optimization and translational research in drug development for the Military Infectious Disease Research Program and became the Consultant to the Army Surgeon General in Medical Microbiology. In 2007 Wil joined the faculty of the USF GHIDR program and became a member of the Medicines for Malaria Expect Scientific Advisory Committee. He was founding co-chair of the Committee on Global Health of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). He is a Fellow and ASTMH and American Academy of Microbiology and Diplomate in medical and public health of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Prof Milhous has active affiliations and leadership roles in managing the College’s diverse multimillion ($25M in 2014) research portfolio and at USF to include the Center for Drug, Discovery, and Innovation. He holds a joint appointment with the College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine. As a 32 year member of the ASTMH, he has received numerous honors and awards to include the ASTMH-LePrince Medal in Malariology, the Gorgas Medal, ASTMH-Ashford Medal, Distinguished Alumnus of UNC, USF Research Achievement Award as well as numerous military awards during 30 years of active federal service. Professor Milhous is Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. He is a member of editorial boards (JCM, JTM) and a reviewer of 8 primary journals. Milhous has over 170 publications including 14 books/book chapters and 10 therapeutic patents.