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Emily Williams Awarded $456,000 Grant to Study Alcohol Use in Transgender Community

Emily Williams Awarded $456,000 Grant to Study Alcohol Use in Transgender Community

Dr. Emily Williams, Associate Professor of Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Associate Director of the Health Services PhD program, has received a two-year, $456,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study alcohol use among transgender adults.

The grant will also allow Dr. Williams and her colleagues to investigate whether evidence-based interventions to reduce unhealthy drinking behavior are received equitably in the population.

"Our hope is that the study will ultimately lead to improved health in this key stigmatized population,” Dr. Williams said. “We also hope that use of these methods for this study may help pioneer transgender health research processes related to alcohol use such that they are scalable in other healthcare systems."

Read the full Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) profile here.

Congratulations, Emily!