Senior Director, Health Care Innovation
American Psychological Association
Washington, District of Columbia
Dr. Vaile Wright is the Senior Director of Health Care Innovation in the Practice Directorate at the American Psychological Association. Her department focuses on developing strategies to leverage technology and data to address issues within health care including access, triage, patient/provider matching, performance, measuring care and optimizing treatment delivery at both the individual and system levels. Dr. Wright has maintained an active line of research with peer-reviewed articles in multiple journals including Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Law and Human Behavior and the Journal of Traumatic Stress. As a spokesperson for APA, she has been interviewed by television, radio, print and online media including NBC News, the Today Show, CSPAN, The Washington Post, and NPR on a range of topics including stress, politics, discrimination and harassment, serious mental illness, telehealth and technology, and access to mental health care. Dr. Wright received her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2007, and is licensed in the District of Columbia.