Michelle A. Williams, ScD, SM, MS, AB
Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology
Co-Director of the Center for Perinatal Studies at Swedish Medical Center.
Director of the University's Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) Program
Director, Reproductive Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology(RPPE)Training Program
Michelle Williams was appointed Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Chair of Epidemiology, School of Public Health at Harvard University on August 1.
Previously a professor of epidemiology and global health at the University of Washington School of Public Health, Williams has a longstanding relationship with the HSPH Department of Epidemiology, from which she received her doctorate in 1991. She has published more than 230 scientific articles and has received numerous research and teaching awards, including the American Public Health Association's Abraham Lilienfeld Award. In 2011, President Barack Obama presented Williams with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.
Dept. of Epidemiology
677 Huntington Avenue
Health Sciences F-161E
Boston, MA 02115
Dr. Williams's major research interests lie in the areas of women's reproductive health and child health. Her work focuses on integrating genomic sciences and epidemiological research methods to identify risk factors, diagnostic markers, treatments and prevention targets for disorders that contribute to maternal and infant mortality.
Her current activities include research and teaching collaborations with epidemiologists in Peru, Chile, Thailand, and Ethiopia.
ScD, Epidemiology, Harvard University 1991
SM, Demography, Harvard University 1988
MS, Civil Engineering, Tufts University 1986
AB, Genetics, Princeton University 1984