Harvard’s Dr. David R. Williams to speak at UW Bothell


Tuesday November 8, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425)352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – The University of Washington Bothell will host a special presentation by David R. Williams on Thursday, November 10 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the North Creek Events Center.

Williams is a professor of public health at the Harvard School of Public Health and professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University. He will visit UW Bothell to present Building a Healthier Future: What Every American Can Do. In this talk, Williams will critically analyze the current public education reform movement that is sweeping the country, as well as offer some examples of challenges to those same reforms.

Says Selina Mohammed, assistant professor in the Nursing Program at UW Bothell, “Williams is internationally recognized as a leading social scientist focused on social influences on health.  He is the author of more than 230 scholarly papers in scientific journals, and his research has appeared in leading journals in sociology, psychology, medicine, public health and epidemiology.  The Journal of Black Issues in Higher Education ranked him as the most-cited Black scholar in the social sciences in 2008.": 

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.