Wilma J. Wooten, MD, MPH
Public Health Officer
County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency
San Diego, CA
- President, California Conference of Local Health Officers,
Dr. Wooten has been with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency since 2001, initially as the Deputy Health Officer and now serving as the Public Health Officer since February 2007. In her current role, she has oversight for almost 500 employees and a budget of approximately $100M, serving a county of 3.1 million residents. She is a Board member for the California Conference of Local Health Officers, currently serving a two-year term as President, and the Health Officers Association of California. Dr. Wooten is board-certified in Family Medicine and has a Master’s degree in Public Health. She received both professional degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, followed by residency training at the Georgetown/Providence Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Washington, DC. In 1989, she completed a preventive medicine residency with emphasis in sports medicine in the joint San Diego State University (SDSU), Graduate School of Public Health University of California San Diego program.