David R. Williams
Professor of African and African American Studies
Research Interests: Race/ethnicity; health and society
David R. Williams is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. His research focuses on the ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health. He is the author of more than 300 scholarly papers. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has also received one of the inaugural Decade of Behavior Research Awards, and the Leo G. Reeder Award from the American Sociological Association. In 2008, he was ranked as the Most Cited Black Scholar in the Social Sciences. He holds an MPH from Loma Linda University and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan.
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