Dr. Julie Wood
Behavioral Medical Director
Dr. Julie Wood is a senior behavioral medical director for Optum Idaho. She provides medical oversight to Optum Idaho’s internal programs and committees as well as quality reviews related to member safety. Dr. Wood is a board-certified adult psychiatrist with medicine as a second career. Prior to attending medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, she worked as a basic and clinical scientist in pharma and biotech for over 15 years.

Dr. Wood completed her internship in adult psychiatry at the University of Chicago and her post-graduate residency years two through four in Dallas, Texas at UT Southwestern. Prior to joining Optum Idaho in July 2020, she worked for a residential care facility specializing in eating disorder and substance use disorders. She also worked as an outpatient psychiatrist for Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, California and a community mental health center in Indiana.

Dr. Wood has been married for 32 years and has six adult children, a grandson, two dogs and two chickens.
Julie Wood