University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Alumni Awards Evening

Marlene M. Lugg

BS Letters & Science '60
Immunization Coordinator/Project Manager II, Kaiser Permanente (Southern California Permanente Medical Group), Panorama City, California; Adjunct Professor (part time), Health Administration Baccalaureate Program, West CoastUniversity, Los Angeles, California

Marlene is the Founding Director of the Western Australian State Center for Health Statistics and Planning.  There she developed 16 major statewide data systems, the state'sMarlene Lugg 25-year hospital plan, and medical record linkage and de-duplication projects which are models for today's immunization and other registries world-wide.  She was named the first female Fellow of the Australian College for Health Service Executives.  Marlene returned to the United States to become Director of the Health Information Systems program at UCLA, where her work on improving adolescent immunization rates received a 2001 American Association of Health Plans Innovations in Immunizations Award.  In her extensive volunteer work, she has travelled throughout the USA training trainers and leaders for the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.   In 1997, she received the UWM Alumni Association Citizenship Award for her volunteer leadership.