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Department of Pediatrics

Quillen College of Medicine

David L. Wood, MD, MPH | Professor

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David L. Wood, MD, MPH | Professor

David L. Wood, MD
Graduate and Medical Education:
Masters in Public Health and Medical Degree at the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health in Los Angeles, CA
Pediatrics at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA
Preventative Medicine and Public Health at the UCLA and Los Angeles County Public Health Department in Los Angeles, CA
Agency for Helathcare Research and Quality (NCHSR) Fellowship in Health Services Research, RAND Corporation and Fellow, Primary Care Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Division of General Pediatrics
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Journal Publications, Chapters or Textbooks

  • Betz C, Ferris ME, Woodward JF, Okumura MJ, Wood DL. The HCTRC Health Care Transition Model: A Framework for Research and Practice. J Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2014;7:3-15. PMID: 24919934
  • Wood DL, Sawicki GS, Miller DM, Smotherman C, Lukens-Bull K, Livingood WC, Ferris M, Kraemer DF. Factor Structure, Reliability and Validity of the Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ). Academic Pediatrics. 2014:14:415-422. PMID: 24976354
  • Sanders K, Schnepel L, Smotherman C, Livingood W, Dodani S, Antonios N, Lukens-Bull K,Balls-Berry J, Johnson Y, Miller T, ,Hodges W, Falk D, Wood D, Silliman. Assessing the impact of health literacy education retention of stroke patients. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2014;11.130259. PMID: 24721215
  • Wood DL, Bennett A, Kuo A, Lotstein D, Ferris ME. Emerging Adulthood: A life Course Perspective. J Maternal Child Health in press
  • Bennett A, Wood D, Butterfield R, Kraemer DF, Goldhagen J. Finding Hope in Hopeless Environments: Assets Associated With Adolescent Future Orientations. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development. In Press.
  • Inkela M, Halfon N, Wood DL, Schuster MA. Health Care for Children and Families in Kominsky G, Ed. Changing the U.S. Health Care System: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management, 4th Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ. 2014
  • Reiss, J., Hess, J., Bargeron, J., & Wood, D. (Revised 2014) Health care transition training for health care professionals [online curriculum]. Accredited continuing medical education for Florida physicians, nurses, psychologists, mental health counselors, clinical social workers and dentists. Florida Health and Transition Services, Florida Department of Health. Available at; also available at:

Grant Funding

  • Medical Home for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. $210,000. Principal Investigator: Wood DL. 3/1/12-2/28/15

Leadership role serving on committees, governing boards in national medical organizations or as a review or editorial board member for a peer reviewed journal.

  • 9/2014-present Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
  • 10/2014-present Chief Medical Officer, Niswonger Childrens Hospital, Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City, TN
  • 10/2011-8/2014 Director, Global Health Education Program, University of Florida, College of Medicine
  • 7/2011-10/2014 Medical Director, Jacksonville Health Equity Research Organization, University of Florida
  • 3/2010-7/2014 Statewide Medical Consultant, Office of Health Care Transition, Childrens Medical Services, Florida Department of Health
  • 2008-10/2014 Director, Center for Health Equity and Quality (CHEQR), University of Florida, College of Medicine-Jacksonville
  • 2006-10/2014 Medical Director, JaxHATS: Jacksonville Health And Transition Services Program
  • Got Transition National Center, Advisory Board Member
  • Medical Director, Medical Home for Homeless Childrens Project
  • Co-Director, Health Care Transition Research Consortium
  • Founding Co-President, Special Interest Group on Health Care Transition, Ambulatory Pediatric Association
  • Editorial reviewer for:
    • JAMA
    • Pediatrics
    • Ambulatory Pediatrics
    • American Journal of Public Health
    • Archives for Diseases of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
    • Vaccine
    • Clinical Microbiological Review
    • Health Services Research
    • Ambulatory Child Health
    • Journal of Adolescent Health


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