Natalia Wilson, MD, MPH

Natalia-WilsonArizona State University
Clinical Associate Professor, School for the Science of Health Care Delivery

National Medical Device Evaluation System Planning Board; BUILD Initiative


Natalia Wilson, MD, MPH is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery (SHCD) at Arizona State University. She is a researcher and educator engaged in improvement of health and health care delivery. Dr. Wilson previously served as Associate Director in SHCD and Academic Program Director for Medical Studies. Prior to this she was Co-director of the Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium in the WP Carey School of Business. Dr. Wilson is an internist who practiced with Thunderbird Internal Medicine where she particularly focused on preventive medicine and women’s health.

Dr. Wilson’s main focus of research is use of unique device identification and advancement of medical device safety and evaluation. Ongoing sponsored research includes the BUILD Initiative (Building UDI into Longitudinal Data for Medical Device Evaluation) where she is leading Medical Device Data Capture and Exchange: Leading Practices and Future Directions.  Recent projects have included study of the impact of barcode scanning in orthopedic surgery (Implant Tracking) and study of time, cost and failure of implant identification in revision total hip and knee arthroplasty.

Dr. Wilson teaches population health in undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs in SHCD as well as in the collaborative Mayo Medical School-ASU Science of Health Care Delivery certificate program.

Dr. Wilson is a member of the National Medical Device Evaluation System Planning Board focused on establishing the National Evaluation System for Health Technology (NEST). She was previously a member of the FDA-sponsored Unique Device Identification (UDI) Workgroup. Dr. Wilson was a contributor to Unique Device Identifiers (UDI): A Roadmap for Effective Implementation, Strengthening Patient Care: Building an Effective National Medical Device Postmarket Surveillance System, and Better Evidence on Medical Devices: A Coordinating Center for a 21st Century National Medical Evaluation System.

Dr. Wilson received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Cornell University, medical degree from Georgetown University, and trained in internal medicine at Vanderbilt. She additionally earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Arizona.