Joint NIMHD/NINR Directors’ Seminar: David R. Williams, Ph.D.

December 4, 2020

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David R. Williams, Ph.D.

David R. Williams, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Health and African and African American Studies
Harvard University

Friday, December 4, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

The Science of Structural Racism

Virtual NIH Videocast


David R. Williams, Ph.D., is the Florence and Laura Norman professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also a Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is an internationally recognized authority on social influences on health and has authored more than 475 scientific papers. Dr. Williams’s research has enhanced our understanding of the ways in which race, socioeconomic status, stress, racism, health behavior and religious involvement can affect health.

Dr. Williams is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He has received Distinguished Contribution Awards from the American Sociological Association, the American Psychological Association and the New York Academy of Medicine. He was ranked as the Most Cited Black Scholar in the Social Sciences, worldwide, in 2008. In 2014, Thomson Reuters ranked him as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. Go to Dr. Williams’ full bio

Additional Information

  • The seminar will be videocast and available in the NIH Video archives and on the NIMHD website after the presentation.
  • Sign language interpreters will be provided upon request.
  • Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Edgar Dews (phone: 301-402-1366) or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339 at least one week in advance.

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