Professor Williams received her PhD from Yale University and completed post-doctoral studies in psycho-oncology/palliative medicine at Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine.
She worked clinically as a physician associate in a variety of settings including a Navajo reservation, new immigrant clinic, teen pregnancy program, and community health center.
In 2013, Dr. Williams co-founded the online journal, “Arbor Vitae: Creatively Deliberating Health, Illness, and Humanity.”
Dr. Williams’ research on cancer family caregivers has been published widely and includes two book chapters. “Integrating Health Humanities, Social Sciences, and Clinical Care: A Guide to Self-awareness, Compassion, and Well-being” is her first book.
PA, Yale University School of Medicine, 1985
MPH, Southern Connecticut State University, 1996
PhD, Yale University, 2010
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Cancer Family Caregivers
Health Humanities
Social Determinants of Health
Personal Interests
Bicycling, T'ai Chi, yoga, and political activism