Dr. Woodson is an Associate Administrator in the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. He has a Doctorate in Health Administration from Central Michigan University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. He has over 30 years of expertise in health policy and program formation, implementation, and operations in both military and civilian health systems. In previous professional positions, Dr. Woodson was a senior project manager with Northrop Grumman Information Technology providing strategic planning, contract acquisition management, and process improvement support services to Department of Defense clients. He also served as the chief operating officer for Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, an entity providing primary care health services to medically underserved populations. Dr. Woodson’s twenty-year military career, as an U. S. Air Force Medical Service Corps Officer, cumulated after serving as Chief of Regional Operations for Health Services Financing Directorate, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. He was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, largely due to his leadership in the highly successful implementation of the first-generation of regional TRICARE managed care contracts. Dr. Woodson’s earlier Air Force assignments include a wide range of senior administrator positions in ambulatory and inpatient medical facilities throughout the United States and abroad. He retired from the Air Force in 1996.
He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.