Dr. Michelle S. Williams
Dr. Williams' research activities are focused on developing and disseminating culturally-relevant health education/promotion interventions that will lead to: improvements in the health outcomes of African American breast cancer survivors in rural communities in the US; increases in uptake of cervical cancer screening among women in Ghana, West Africa; and increases in uptake of the HPV vaccine in among vaccine-eligible individuals in the US.
Chizoba holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Nursing Studies from Teesside University, Middlesbrough, U.K (MAHSA University, Malaysia affiliate), and continued to earn a Masters in Public Health from Tennessee State University. She is currently a Doctor of Public Health Candidate at the School of Public Health, Jackson State University.
As a budding public health scholar-practitioner, Chizoba has spent the past nine years getting educationally trained while working with clinical, public and non-profit organizations to plan and implement public health interventions. Chizoba’s research is focused on health disparities and equity primarily in the area of food insecurity, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer prevention, substance abuse and family health. She serves as a Research Associate for the Survivor Heart Study and Student Researcher III for the University of Mississippi Medical Center, John D. Bower School of Population Health and Cancer Institute.