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Natasha J. Williams

Natasha J. Williams, EdD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health


I am a social and behavioral research scientist with training in social work, health promotion and health education. I am an Assistant Professor with expertise in behavioral sleep medicine, community-engaged research, and health equity. I served as Chair of the Sleep Special Interest Group for the Society of Behavioral Medicine and since 2018, I have served as Chair of the Scientific Research Committee for the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. I have over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, and Sleep Health. I have been an invited speaker at Yale University, Howard University, Columbia University, the National Institutes of Health among others, to discuss my work on sleep health and community-engaged research among historically underserved populations. I recently completed an NHLBI-funded K23 Career Award to evaluate the barriers and facilitators of adherence to treatment among U.S. Black and White adults duly diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia. I am MPI of two NIH Rapid Acceleration and Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) studies to address disparities related to COVID-19. In addition, I am a member of the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Inclusive Participation Work Group. Since 2019, I have served as the Graduate Advisor for the Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences PhD program in Population Health.




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EdD from Columbia University

MPH from Columbia University

Williams, Natasha J; Gill, Emily; Punter, Malcolm A; Reiss, Jeremy; Goodman, Melody; Shelley, Donna; Thorpe, Lorna E

American journal of public health. AJPH. 2022 Nov; 112(S9):S904-S908

Hamad, Rita; Lyman, Kristin A; Lin, Feng; Modrow, Madelaine F; Ozluk, Pelin; Azar, Kristen M J; Goodin, Amie; Isasi, Carmen R; Kitzman, Heather E; Knight, Sara J; Marcus, Gregory M; McMahill-Walraven, Cheryl N; Meissner, Paul; Nair, Vinit; O'Brien, Emily C; Olgin, Jeffrey E; Peyser, Noah D; Sylwestrzak, Gosia; Williams, Natasha; Pletcher, Mark J; Carton, Thomas

BMC public health. 2022 10 10; 22(1):1882

Popp, Collin J; Hu, Lu; Kharmats, Anna Y; Curran, Margaret; Berube, Lauren; Wang, Chan; Pompeii, Mary Lou; Illiano, Paige; St-Jules, David E; Mottern, Meredith; Li, Huilin; Williams, Natasha; Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Segal, Eran; Godneva, Anastasia; Thomas, Diana; Bergman, Michael; Schmidt, Ann Marie; Sevick, Mary Ann

JAMA network open. 2022 09 01; 5(9):e2233760

Larrabee Sonderlund, Anders; Charifson, Mia; Ortiz, Robin; Khan, Maria; Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Williams, Natasha J

SSM - Population health. 2022 Sep; 19:101225

Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Williams, Natasha

JAMA network open. 2022 Jun 01; 5(6):e2216281

Larrabee Sonderlund, Anders; Charifson, Mia; Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Carson, Traci; Williams, Natasha J

PLoS one. 2022 Dec; 17(1):e0262962

Williams, Natasha; Tutrow, Haleigh; Pina, Paulo; Belli, Hayley M; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Schoenthaler, Antoinette

JAMA network open. 2021 06 01; 4(6):e2113937

Crew, Earl Charles; Wohlgemuth, William K; Sawyer, Amy M; Williams, Natasha J; Wallace, Douglas M

Sleep medicine clinics. 2021 Mar; 16(1):23-41