Kofoworola D.A. Williams, PhD, MPH, (she/her) is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.
Dr. Williams is a former, now-returned Drexel Dragon. She is beyond thrilled to be back to Drexel and be a part of this much-needed NIH FIRST program.
As a daughter of immigrants and a Black woman, it was very important for Williams to find an academic home that truly supports Black woman researchers and values work done for Black and Brown people—an institution that walks the walk AND talks the talk.
She is grateful to have been selected as a FIRST Faculty member, a position that was thoughtfully structured with the needs of early career, diverse faculty members at the forefront.
With the world being constantly on fire and human rights being taken away or threatened, Williams firmly believes that being a FIRST Faculty member and a part of Drexel faculty creates a meaningful opportunity for her to be a part of the solution.
From the city to the faculty to the people to the community, Williams feels she will be at home at Drexel. She is looking forward to doing big and impactful work #forBlackboysandmen #forthepeople.
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