Gloria A. Wilder, M.D., M.P.H.
CEO, Core Health & VP, Innovation and Preventive Health, Centene Corporation
Gloria A. Wilder, M.D., MPH is a nationally recognized pediatrician, entrepreneur, public speaker and expert on poverty and social justice. Dr. Wilder formerly served as the Chair of Mobile Health Programs at Georgetown University and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. From 2009-2011, Dr. Wilder joined the leadership of United Medical Center, becoming Executive Vice President of Physician Integration and Strategic Alliances.
In 2005, Dr. Wilder used her business expertise to found Core Health, a health and wellness company dedicated to assisting underserved communities in improving access to quality holistic healthcare services. Through Core Health and Wellness Centers in Washington DC, Dr. Wilder and her team provide comprehensive primary preventive and alternative health services in beautiful state of the art medical homes.
In 2007, Dr. Wilder was selected by Michael Neidorff CEO of Centene Corporation to be one of the founding members of the Centene Health Advisory Council, where she continues to serve to this day. In 2017, Dr. Wilder accepted the role of VP, Innovation and Preventive Health at Centene Corporation. Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals.
Dr. Wilder believes in raising the bar of quality in the provision of care in historically underserved communities by turning advocacy into action. In 2005, she joined the likes of Jimmy Carter and Mother Teresa when she was awarded the National Caring Award for exceptional generosity and commitment to service. In 2004, she was named Physician Humanitarian of the Year by George Washington University. She was also inducted into the prestigious Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. Among her many awards includes the Oprah Winfrey Use Your Life Award. A nationally recognized speaker and expert on poverty and economic segregation in healthcare, Dr. Wilder Braithwaite’s work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, CBS’ 48 Hours and NBC’s Dateline.
Dr. Wilder will focus on Tennessee health statistics and health equity with discussion around health disparities, how they impact health outcomes, and key evidence-based strategies that can make a difference.