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Natasha J. Williams

Natasha J. Williams, EdD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health


Dr. Williams is a behavioral research scientist and an assistant professor at NYU School of Medicine. Trained in public health, health education, and health disparities research, Dr. Williams’s research primarily focuses on increasing awareness about the importance of sleep health among minority patients diagnosed with sleep disorders and physical and mental comorbidity, increasing access to treatment for minority populations diagnosed with sleep disorders, and investigating the determinants of sleep disturbance among minority populations. Currently, she is the principal investigator of a study that is exploring the barriers and facilitators of adherence to treatment among African American and white patients duly diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia. 

Dr. Williams has worked at many academic institutions including the City University of New York, Columbia University, and Temple University. She has been interviewed for Sleep Magazine Review, the Journal for Sleep Specialist. Her research has appeared in over 50 scientific journals and conference proceedings including SLEEP, Sleep Health, Sleep Medicine, and Clinical Sleep Medicine. In addition to publishing peer-reviewed work, she has been invited to guest lecture at Yale University, Howard University, the University of North Texas, and others, to discuss her work on sleep health among minority populations. She is a native of Brooklyn, and lives in Teaneck, New Jersey with her family.



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Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

EdD from Columbia University

MPH from Columbia University

Do symptoms of sleepiness and insomnia vary by age in us veterans with obstructive sleep apnea? [Meeting Abstract]

Agudelo, C; Ramos, A R; Williams, N J; Wallace, D M

Sleep. 2019 April; Conference:(33rd):A194-A195

Insomnia symptoms and adherence to CPAP: Exploring the role of resilience [Meeting Abstract]

Williams, N J; Butler, M; Roseus, J; Parra, Y; Krieger, A C; Ebben, M; Barnes, A; Wallace, D M; Blanc, J; Chung, A; Jean-Louis, G

Sleep. 2019 April; Conference:(33rd):A211

Does insomnia symptom severity vary by race/ ethnicity? [Meeting Abstract]

Williams, N J; Boyle, J T; Butler, M; Klingman, K; Jean-Louis, G; Grandner, M A; Perlis, M L

Sleep. 2019 April; Conference:(33rd):A140-A141

Khader, W; Fernandez, F; Seixas, A; Knowlden, A; Ellis, J; Williams, N; Hale, L; Perlis, M; Jean-Louis, G; Killgore, W D S; Alfonso-Miller, P; Grandner, M A

Sleep. 2019 April; Conference:(33rd):A77

Begay, T; Gooneratne, N; Williams, N; Seixas, A; Jean-Louis, G; Gilles, A; Killgore, W D S; Alfonso-Miller, P; Grandner, M A

Sleep. 2019 April; Conference:(33rd):A86

Featherston, B; Perlis, M L; Ellis, J; Williams, N; Jean-Louis, G; Killgore, W D S; Warlick, C; Alfonso-Miller, P; Grandner, M A

Sleep. 2019 April; Conference:(33rd):A126

Warlick, C; Williams, N; Hale, L; Killgore, W D S; Alfonso-Miller, P; Grandner, M A

Sleep. 2019 April; Conference:(33rd):A371-A372

Community-based participatory research methods in sleep medicine: Lessons learned [Meeting Abstract]

Chung, A; Williams, N; Robbins, R; Seixas, A; Rogers, A; Chanko, N; Chung, D; Jean-Louis, G

Sleep. 2019 April; Conference:(33rd):A399-A400