Shannon Wilson is the Vice President of Medicaid for Southeast Michigan for Priority Health, a Michigan-based health plan. In her role, Ms. Wilson is responsible for managing and growing Priority Health’s Medicaid program in Southeast Michigan. Ms. Wilson’s responsibilities also including ensuring the quality of Priority Health’s Medicaid program statewide, overseeing the Total Health Care Foundation, community relations in Southeast Michigan and development and execution of a strategy to address Social Determinants of Health impacting the Priority Health membership.
Ms. Wilson is a public health leader focused on improving the health and well-being of residents across the state of Michigan. She is passionate about strengthening the health care safety net for vulnerable populations and has devoted most of her career to studying the intersection between health and race – with a desire to improve the health care experience for vulnerable populations.
Prior to accepting her role at Priority Health, Ms. Wilson served as the Executive Director of the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute, Vice President of the Alliance for Health, Scientific Program Coordinator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the first health disparities epidemiologist at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Ms. Wilson received a bachelors of Science in Microbiology from Michigan State University, and a Masters of Public Health in Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health leadership from the University of Illinois-Chicago.