LDI Health Policy Seminar Series
David R. Williams
Senior Research Scientist, Harold W. Cruse Collegiate Professor of Sociology
University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research
(cosponsored with the Department of Sociology and the Robert Wood
David R. Williams is Harold W. Cruse Collegiate Professor of Sociology, Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Social Research, and Faculty Associate in the Center for AfroAmerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. His previous academic appointment was at Yale University. His research has focused on social influences on health and he is centrally interested in the trends and determinants of socioeconomic and racial differences in mental and physical health. He is the author of more than 100 scholarly papers in scientific journals and edited collections. He is a member of the editorial board of 5 scientific journals and has served as a reviewer for more than 40 others. Currently, he is a member of the board of directors for AcademyHealth and a member of the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health. In 2001, he was elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.