David Willis, M.D.

Center for the Study of Social Policy

Senior Fellow

David W Willis, MD, FAAP serves as a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy and a national expert in pediatrics, early childhood systems, and early relational health. At CSSP, he leads the Nurture Connection social movement to advance early relational health at the growing intersection of child health transformation and resilient community building in partnerships with families and a social justice commitment. He also is the current Co-Chair of National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Forum on Children’s Wellbeing. Dr. Willis previously served as the Inaugural Executive Director of the Perigee Fund, the Division Director of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems at HRSA during the Obama Administration, and an early brain and child development clinician and leader in Oregon and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He currently lives in Vancouver, WA.