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Dr. Olajide Williams - Board Member

Portrait of PHA Board Member Olajide Williams. Dr. Olajide Williams is a Professor of Neurology, Chief of Staff/Chief Medical Officer of Neurology at Columbia University, and Associate Dean, Community Research and Engagement. Dr Williams’s research is focused on community-based behavioral interventions with an emphasis on health equity. He is an NIH researcher and a global leader in stroke disparities. As Founder and President of Hip Hop Public Health, Dr Williams’s work has had a major impact on health literacy and health behaviors of youth and families living in economically disadvantaged urban environments through music and entertainment based programming. He has received numerous local, regional and national honors for his public health work, his scholarly activities, teaching, and his patient care, including a National Humanism in Medicine award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Williams has been named on Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business list and the Root 100’s most influential Blacks in America list.

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