Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 06 Mar - Wed 13 Mar, 2002
(Session 395)

no photo available David Williams (Faculty)

Country/Region: USA

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Biography:
David R. Williams is professor of sociology, a senior research scientist at the Institute for Social Research, and a faculty associate in the African American Mental Health Research Center and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research focuses on the social influences on health and the trends and determinants of socioeconomic and racial differences in mental and physical health. Dr. Williams is the principal investigator of a national study of the effects of forgiveness on health in the United States, and a study of the effects of torture on mental health in South Africa. From 1992 to 1998, he was associate professor of sociology at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Williams is a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care and the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health. He has received numerous awards, including an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Williams holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan.