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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; 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

Khader, Waliuddin S; Fernandez, Fabian-Xosé; Seixas, Azizi; Knowlden, Adam; Ellis, Jason; Williams, Natasha; Hale, Lauren; Branas, Charles; Perlis, Michael; Jean-Louis, Girardin; Killgore, William D S; Alfonso-Miller, Pamela; Grandner, Michael A

Sleep health. 2021 Feb; 7(1):98-104

Williams, Natasha; Trevorrow, Tracy

International journal of behavioral medicine. 2021 Feb; 28:1-5

Bubu, Omonigho M; Umasabor-Bubu, Ogie Q; Turner, Arlener D; Parekh, Ankit; Mullins, Anna E; Kam, Korey; Birckbichler, Madeline K; Mukhtar, Fahad; Mbah, Alfred K; Williams, Natasha J; Rapoport, David M; de Leon, Mony; Jean-Louis, Girardin; Ayappa, Indu; Varga, Andrew W; Osorio, Ricardo S

Alzheimer's & dementia. 2020 Oct 08;

Ghani, Sadia B; Delgadillo, Marcos E; Granados, Karla; Okuagu, Ashley C; Alfonso-Miller, Pamela; Buxton, Orfeu M; Patel, Sanjay R; Ruiz, John; Parthasarathy, Sairam; Haynes, Patricia L; Molina, Patricia; Seixas, Azizi; Williams, Natasha; Jean-Louis, Girardin; Grandner, Michael A

International journal of environmental research & public health. 2020 09 29; 17(19):

Butler, M J; Spruill, T M; Johnson, D A; Redline, S; Sims, M; Jenkins, B C; Booth, J N; Thomas, S J; Abdalla, M; O'Brien, E C; Mentz, R J; Ogedegbe, G; Williams, N J

Sleep medicine. 2020 Sep 14; 76:89-97

Jean-Louis, Girardin; Robbins, Rebecca; Williams, Natasha J; Allegrante, John P; Rapoport, David M; Cohall, Alwyn; Ogedegbe, Gbenga

Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM. 2020 Aug 15; 16(8):1331-1341