Making America Healthier For All: Challenges and Opportunities

David Williams

We were honored to welcome Dr. David Williams on June 23, 2014, to share his extensive knowledge about health equity as part of our Speaker Series. An internationally recognized authority on social influences on health, his research has enhanced understanding of the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racial discrimination and religious involvement can affect health.

Dr. Williams is the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology at Harvard University. He holds a Master of Public Health from Loma Linda University and a Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Michigan. Read his biography.

Download Dr. Williams’ presentation slides.

We also were pleased to welcome guest speaker William Jahmal Miller, Deputy Director of the Office of Health Equity at the California Department of Public Health, who shared information about the work being done in California.