Dr. Michelle S. Williams

Assistant Professor and Scientist

Dr. Michelle S. Williams is a health behavior scientist. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University. She earned a Bachelors of Science and a Maters of Public Health at Florida A&M University. She earned a PhD in Health Behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health.  She completed her postdoctoral training in the UAB-VA Health Services, Outcomes, and Effectiveness Research (HSOER) training program, during which she also earned a Master of Science of Public Health in Health Outcomes Research.

Dr. Williams’ major, long-term career goal is to be a biobehavioral scientist who develops and disseminates culturally-relevant health behavior interventions for cancer prevention and control that will lead to a reduction in obesity and cancer disparities. Dr. Williams’ research interests include health disparities, cancer prevention behaviors, obesity prevention, Community-Based Participatory Research, qualitative research, and the design and conduct of cross-sectional studies.