Williams David Aih2021

David Williams

Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health; Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

David R. Williams is the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at T. H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard, where he is also a professor of African and African American studies. His research has addressed how factors including race and socioeconomic status can affect health. Williams has served on ten National Academy of Sciences committees, as staff director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America, and as scientific advisor to the PBS series, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?. He’s been ranked the most cited black scholar in the social sciences worldwide and one of the world’s most influential scientific minds.

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