Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Population Health Science Cancer Institute(601) 815-1939Email
Dr. Williams earned a bachelor of science degree and a master's of public health at Florida A&M University. She earned a PhD in health behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health. She completed her postdoctoral training in the UAB-VA Health Services, Outcomes, and Effectiveness Research training program, during which she also earned a master of science of public health in health outcomes.
Dr. Williams’ research is focused on developing population-specific health behavior interventions for cancer prevention and control that will lead to a reduction in cancer disparities. Since 2009, Dr. Williams has been conducting research in Ghana, West Africa, that is focused on cervical cancer prevention. Dr. Williams is also currently working on a study that is aimed at investigating the nutrition environments of breast cancer survivors in the Deep South. She looks forward to collaborating with investigators and students across campus on research aimed at improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities.