Diamond D. Williams, DrPH, MPH

Position title: Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Email: ddwilliams2@wisc.edu

Website: Diamond D. Williams, DrPH, MPH's website

Phone: 608-263-5262

5257 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Diamond Williams

DrPH, Walden University; Public HealthMPH, Morehouse School of Medicine; Public Health & Cancer EpidemiologyBS, Howard University, Maternal and Child Health Education

Dr. Diamond D. Williams is the inaugural Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the School of Nursing. Dr. Williams is a multifaceted public health leader and visionary health equity strategist, known for her role in fostering organizational growth through groundbreaking thought leadership and a wealth of experience in community outreach and engagement, grant management, and program oversight. Her exceptional ability to proactively identify emerging needs within diverse populations and implement innovative solutions has made a significant and positive impact on public health.As an unwavering advocate for diversity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging, Dr. Williams is deeply committed to the development and promotion of culturally relevant programs and policies that offer equitable opportunities to community members most often forgotten about. Dr. Williams has been a trusted advisor to the White House, providing valuable insights and guidance on community engagement strategies. Her dedication to public health and her commitment to driving positive change within communities continue to inspire and shape the future of health equity, diversity, and inclusion. Her dedication and contributions were duly recognized in 2023 when she was honored with the title of “Doctor of the Year” by her colleagues and community members.Previously, Dr. Williams played a pivotal role in overseeing the administration of one of the largest statewide COVID-19 vaccination health equity grants, with an impressive investment exceeding $30.8 million across all 72 counties. In this capacity, she expertly managed stakeholder relationships, facilitating collaborations between the state, health systems, academic institutions, community-based organizations, and more. Beyond her remarkable work in advocating for equitable and effective local public health policies and practices, Dr. Williams has skillfully managed grants and organizational budgets, totaling more than a quarter of a billion dollars.A dynamic leader, Dr. Williams brings an infectious enthusiasm that fosters collaboration and teamwork. She is deeply committed to supporting, creating, and implementing community-led programs that have a profound impact on population health.