Monique Williams, PhD, MPH


Monique Williams ImageHealth Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor
Director, Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN)

Monique has extensive experience as a public health community-based researcher and practitioner. She has spent the last six years of her career at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, where she was recruited to assist with growing the community-engaged research arm of the school and to lead its Youth Violence Prevention Research Center (YVPRC). Williams, a 2020 doctoral candidate at UofL’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences, has a Master of Public Health from Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health and a Bachelor of Science from Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She will continue working with the YVPRC in her new role.

Monique believes YVPRC’s focus on root causes has highlighted some major needs in youth violence prevention work, both locally and nationally. As a result, she will be working with the OSHN team in translating that work into innovative strategies for violence prevention that will ultimately improve communities across the nation. When she is not working, Monique likes to spend time with her family and friends doing just about anything that brings laughter and joy. She is passionate about her family, faith and food!

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