Public Health Advisor with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health
Brandon G. Wilson, DrPH, MHA is Public Health Advisor with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health. After leading the recruitment and retention strategy for diverse populations in phase I and II HIV and infectious diseases preventative and therapeutic vaccine clinical trials at NIH, Dr. Wilson joined the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI), serving as the Lead Project Officer on the Accountable Health Communities Model (AHC) – SDOH Model, Lead on the AHC screening tool and screening guide, and the CMMI’s Prevention and Population Health’s Group Lead on health equity and quality improvement. Dr. Wilson completed his Masters in Health Systems Management from George Mason University in 2013 and his Doctor of Public Health at Morgan State University in 2020, where his dissertation was on culturally adapting NIH’s PROMIS-29 profile for and with Black Sexual and Gender Minorities living with HIV/AIDS in the US. His research interests include using patient-centered psychometrics, health economics outcomes research, policy analysis, and CBPR to eliminate health disparities and advance health equity in undeserved and disinvested communities. He is currently a Public Health Advisor in the CMS Office of Minority Health, where he leads the agency’s efforts on sexual orientation and gender inclusion (SOGI) data collection, policy efforts in post-acute care (skilled nursing facilities, home health, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, and hospice), CMMI models and demonstrations, and oversee activities to strengthen the health equity business case. Dr. Wilson also holds a Health Sciences (Health Administration and Public Health) faculty appointment at Purdue University.