ECHORN welcomes Dr. David Williams to the Faculty Advisory Board (FAB). Dr. Williams is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of African and American Studies and of Sociology at Harvard University. Internationally recognized as a leading social scientist focused on social influences on health, Dr. William’s research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism and religious involvement can affect health. He has played a visible, national leadership role in raising awareness levels of the problem of health disparities and identifying interventions to address them.
Dr. Williams is a native of St. Lucia and has worked with Dr. Nunez-Smith, ECHORN Principal Investigator, on other related projects before joining the FAB. ECHORN looks forward to the contributions and expertise he will bring to the network.