Dr. Woods is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Utah Medical Center. He is Immediate Past President of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health. He has been asked to serve as Secretary General to the International Academy of Law and Mental Health during its amalgamation with the Institute of Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health at the Sorbonne, Paris, France. He was Deputy Chairperson of the Challenging Behaviors Special Interest Research Group of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders (IASSIDD) from 2015 through 2018. George has worked with legal teams dealing with complex criminal and civil litigation. He has also worked with Vulcan Industries, Microsoft, and Walmart on psychometrically and culturally competent employment testing procedures. He is Director of Clinical/Forensic Services at Forefront Behavioral Telecare, delivering telepsychiatric care to rural nursing facilities. He is also Senior Consultant to Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc., a major provider of Behavioral Health services
A faculty member of New York City’s Practising Law Institute (PLI), he teaches accommodation issues of the American Disability Act and the assessment of workplace violence, George is also a Lecturer at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, and was Adjunct Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry from 2002-2018. George is a Principal in JohnsonFreedmanWoods Education. JohnsonFreedmanWoods conducts a cutting edge webinar series, Where Mental Health Meets the Law, for Thomson Reuters Publishing Company. He also maintains an active neuropsychiatric practice in Oakland, California.
His current passion, beside his grand daughters, Jordyn and Harlem, is bringing his deep understanding of body/brain functioning and its impact on behavior to technological solutions in medicine, neuropsychiatry, business, and social policy.