I grew up a middle-class, suburban kid in the southeast U.S. going on family vacations to Florida, but I always knew that big adventure and travel were in my future. And making things work – I have always loved to make things work! For as long as I remember, I have visualized problems and their solutions in spreadsheets and flow charts; it was tough to be such a nerdy kid but, it’s a great skill to have as an adult! Moving homes and changing schools 9 times before I finished high school, I was a young pro at adjusting to change and quickly assessing relationships, organizations and systems.
Dr. Wisdom has worked in complex health care, government, and educational environments for 25 years, including the serving in the U.S. military, non-profit service delivery programs, and higher education. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology (2001) from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (2003) from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. In addition to leading Wisdom Consulting, she is affiliated faculty at the Portland State University-Oregon Health and Science University School of Public Health and the Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health at the City University of New York. She is an intrepid adventurer and licensed clinical psychologist based in New York City and Portland, Oregon.