Dwight Williams

Studies health disparities and role of community-based organizations in public health practice

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Dwight Williams

Clinical Professor
School of Public Health
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior

Public health leadership, health disparities, engaging community-based organizations in public health academia and practice

Campus phone: (518) 402-0370
Campus email: dwilliams2@albany.edu


Clinical Professor Dwight Williams serves as the director of the Northeast Regional Public Health Leadership Institute, and director of the New York State Department of Health’s Health Management Development Fellowship Program.

He is the past chair of the executive committee and current co-chair of the Strategies work group of the National Public Health Leadership Development Network, charged with increasing public health leadership capacity through the promotion of linkages among state, regional, national and international leadership programs.

He was appointed as chair of the Public Health Leadership Society, which links alumni of the national and regional public health leadership institutes and other public health leadership development programs in support of lifelong learning and equitable public health policy, and addresses contemporary issues impacting the future of public health.

Williams has also served as chair of the board of directors of the Capital District African-American Coalition on AIDS, faculty partner with the W. Haywood Burns Environmental Education Center and co-director/co-PI of the Journey Mentoring Program. He is also on the faculty of the National Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute, where he presents on change styles, interprets results, and provides executive coaching for participants.

Previously, Williams was the chief health planner in the Division of Health Facility Planning for the New York State Department of Health.