Faculty Affiliate Karen Patricia Williams, PhD Published in Harvard Medical School Primary Care Review

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The Kirwan Institute would like to congratulate Faculty Affiliate Karen Patricia Williams, PhD for her publication in the Harvard Medical School Primary Care Review. Co-authored by  Johnnie (Chip Allen), "Finding the Courage to and Will to Achieve Health Equity: Asking the Right Questions" focuses on the importance of health equity discourse, asking courageous questions and moving toward authentic efforts for equality, diversity and inclusion. 

Click the following link to read the full article: Finding the Courage to and Will to Achieve Health Equity: Asking the Right Questions

Karen Patricia Williams, PhD, is Nursing Distinguished Professor of Women’s Health and Director for the Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children, and Youth in College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. Her formal training is in applied sociology and health services research. Her expertise is in community-based research and women’s health policy. An NIH-funded investigator, she has been involved in the evolution of women’s health research from fragmentation to the transition of bench-to-clinic-to-community through the use of mix methodology to address health disparities. Dr. Williams leads the Research on Black Women’s Health across the Diaspora.

Johnnie (Chip) Allen, MPH, is a public health expert, lecturer, and health equity champion. He served as a public health administrator in Ohio working on such issues as HIV/AIDS, chronic diseases, and contact tracing for sexually transmitted infections. He pioneered the combined use of market research data, GIS, and analytic tools to address a variety of public health challenges at the state and national levels. He also served as the first Director of the Office of Health Equity at the Ohio Department of Health. He currently serves as a national health equity consultant.