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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

Klingman, Karen J; Williams, Natasha J; Perlis, Michael L; Grandner, Michael A

Sleep health. 2019 Aug 14;

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

Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung. 2019; (),(2019):

Blanc, Judite; Nunes, Jao; Williams, Natasha; Robbins, Rebecca; Seixas, Azizi A; Jean-Louis, Girardin

Sleep and health. [S.l.] : Elsevier Ltd. Academic Press, [2019]. p.473-480. (3827652)

Williams, Natasha; Jean-Louis, Girardin; Blanc, Judite; Wallace, Douglas M

Sleep and health. [S.l.] : Elsevier Ltd. Academic Press, [2019]. p.57-76. (3827632)

Johnson, Dayna A; Jackson, Chandra L; Williams, Natasha J; Alcántara, Carmela

Nature & science of sleep. 2019 Aug; 11:79-95

Wallace, Douglas M; Williams, Natasha J; Sawyer, Amy M; Jean-Louis, Girardin; Aloia, Mark S; Vieira, Dorice L; Wohlgemuth, William K

Sleep medicine reviews. 2018 04; 38:56-69

Robbins, Rebecca; Senathirajah, Yalini; Williams, Natasha J; Hutchinson, Carly; Rapoport, David M; Allegrante, John P; Cohall, Alwyn; Rogers, April; Ogedegbe, Olugbenga; Jean-Louis, Girardin

Health communication. 2018 Jan 17; 1-9

Williams, Natasha J; Castor, Chimene; Seixas, Azizi; Ravenell, Joseph; Jean-Louis, Girardin

Ethnicity & disease. 2018 Aug; 28(3):193-200