Phone: (405) 271-2114
Office: Hudson College of Public Health
801 NE 13th St, Room 355
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Dr. Mark Woodring has spent the last 25 years in healthcare working to help make a difference in rural and underserved populations in various capacities, including serving as board chair of an FQHC, hospital and health system CEO, public service executive leading operations and policy for a $3B state health agency, and as a rural health dean. A past member of the IHI Leadership Alliance and vice chair of the Kansas Health Collaborative, he was recently appointed to the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority Medicaid Quality Advisory Committee. Other board service has included National Advisory Board for HRSA-funded Center for Optimizing Rural Health, Rural Health Association of Oklahoma, Telehealth Alliance of Oklahoma, Hospital Hill Economic Development Corporation, and Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa. From executive roles leading operations at a Top-5 UHC academic health center safety net hospital to innovative urban food desert programs to rural telemedicine pilots in persistently impoverished counties, his action-oriented community participative research helps shine light on overcoming health disparities together. Mark also enjoys writing country music and watching his daughters play competitive volleyball, and he was a 2007 American Hospital Association leadership award finalist.