Kamillah Wood, MD, MPH, FAAP

Senior Vice President, Health and Housing

Dr. Kamillah Wood is the Senior Vice President of Health and Housing at Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF).

In her role as Senior Vice President, Dr. Wood serves as program and policy expert on the intersection of health and housing.  By using “housing as a platform” to increase health equity and improve outcomes for SAHF’s residents, she facilitates partnerships with the health sector and also informs policymakers on critical issues on the intersection of health and housing. In doing so, Dr. Wood elevates SAHF’s understanding that a safe and stable home is a key social determinant of health.

Dr. Wood brings a diverse experience in clinical practice, public health and public policy.   Prior to joining SAHF, she was appointed as Special Policy Advisor and White House Fellow to Secretary Anthony Foxx at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).  Here Dr. Wood advised senior officials on the intersection of health and transportation, as well as economic mobility and equity.  She was the USDOT lead on an interagency initiative to promote socioeconomic integration in communities with the Department of Education and Department of Housing and Urban Development; and also served as the agency representative to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. 

Also a practicing community pediatrician, Dr. Wood recently served as the Associate Medical Director of Mobile Health Programs at Children’s National Health System.  In addition to managing the operations of the health center and mobile programs, she also led asthma quality improvement initiatives through the IMPACT DC program; started a civic engagement program for patients and families; and instructed pediatric residents and students as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Wood completed her residency and was a chief resident at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; received her Medical Degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Master in Public Health from Harvard University School of Public Health as a Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellow in Minority Health Policy; and her Bachelors in Science degree from Howard University.




kwood [at] sahfnet.org