Gloria A. Wilder, M.D., M.P.H.

Core Health

Gloria A. Wilder received her Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University. She spent two years in graduate studies in Genetics and Genetic Counseling before enrolling at Georgetown University School of Medicine where she received her Doctor of Medicine degree. Following her residency in pediatrics at Georgetown University, “Dr. Gloria,” as her patients call her, completed both her fellowship in Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy at Georgetown University and her Master of Public Health degree at George Washington University.

Dr. Gloria held positions as Director of Community Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical Center and Chair of Mobile Health Programs at Children’s National Medical Center. During her tenure at both institutions Dr. Gloria led the Children's Health Project of DC-Mobile Health Initiative of the Children’s Health Fund.

Dr. Gloria currently serves as President and CEO of CORE HEALTH a community health and wellness design firm specializing in providing outcome focused solutions to the nonprofit sector. Core Health is dedicated to assisting underserved populations in improving the quality of community based services through transformative program design, effective business operations and intensive evaluation. Dr. Gloria has been recognized for her work in the design of Community Wellness Opportunity Zones. The CORE HEALTH philosophy promotes strengthening an individual’s health and wellness through enriching the community in which they reside. CORE HEALTH includes a nonprofit, JUSTICE SPEAKS, dedicated to facilitating a nation wide dialogue on issue of social justice and equality. Dr. Gloria believes in turning advocacy into action.

Dr. Gloria volunteers her time and expertise as a pediatrician at safety net clinics throughout the DC region. Dr. Gloria served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Law Center, DC Primary Care Association, the International Mobile Health Association, the Meyers Foundation and D.C. Action for Children. She completed a term on the prestigious, DC Access to Justice Commission and currently serves on the health policy board for the Centene Corporation. She has given three years of service to the National Health Service Corps. Dr. Gloria is a nationally recognized speaker and expert on poverty and economic segregation in healthcare. She serves as a consultant to numerous foundations and nonprofit organizations specializing in implementing outcome driven community programs and assisting foundations in analyzing effective community initiatives. She has written articles for major national mainstream publications. She served as an expert consultant for the Oprah Winfrey show and works with large media organizations like Today’s Child Communications on targeted marketing to communities of need throughout our nation.

Dr. Gloria believes in the power of service. Dr. Gloria was awarded a 2005 Caring Award, joining the company of Jimmy Carter, Mother Theresa this award is given annually to a select group of individuals who demonstrate exceptional generosity and commitment to service. Dr. Gloria’s other awards include the District of Columbia Primary Care Association Champion of Change Award. Rotary Clubs Hall of Fame award. WETA Hometown Hero. The Oprah Winfrey Show’s Angel Network, “Use Your Life Award” for her service to children. The Planned Parenthood Champions of Choice award. In 2004, George Washington University named her physician humanitarian of the year. Redbook Magazine recognized her with their “Mother’s and Shakers award”. Dr. Gloria was recently inducted into the prestigious Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. Dr. Gloria has been featured in articles in The Ladies Home Journal, “O” Magazine, Redbook magazine, Today’s Child magazine, the Washington Post and Washington Times. Her work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, CBS’ 48 Hours and NBC’s Dateline. Dr. Gloria’s personal mission is to end the injustice of generational poverty.