Company: Florida International University
Location: Miami, Florida, United States
Mark Williams, Professor at Florida International University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in heath systems and health systems management.
Since 2011, Dr. Williams has taught at Florida International University, serving his students in the areas of public health and social work. In his time with the institution, he has also taken on roles as the acting/interim dean, as the associate dean of academic affairs, and as the chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management. Prior to joining the faculty, he taught at the University of Texas School of Public Health in the Department of Behavioral Science. He has also taught at the University of St. Thomas, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Miami. From 1994 to 1999, Dr. Williams led research at the NOVA Research Company as the vice president for behavioral research, having held a similar role with the Affiliated Systems Corporation from 1987 to 1994.
Dr. Williams began his career as a student at the University of Iowa, earning a Bachelor of General Studies in 1976. He went on to obtain a Master of Arts from the University of Nebraska in political science. He returned to the University of Iowa, receiving a PhD in political science in 1983.
A respected voice in the field, Dr. Williams has contributed research to numerous peer reviewed publications, edited works and books, and participated in conferences and presentations. He is a member of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Public Health Association.
Throughout his career, Dr. Williams has received various grants, honors, and contract awards. Some of these accolades include 2014’s Featured Alumna recognition in Nebraska Magazine, being included on the MHA Guide 100 Great Health Administration Professors and Leaders in 2013, and as one of Florida International University’s Top Scholars in 2013. Grants include a 2017 award from the National Institute of Justice which runs until 2020, covering LGBT/GNC hate crimes in Miami-Dade County and how to improve awareness, reporting, investigation, and prosecution. He has previously received grants from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Houston Health Department.
Dr. Williams considers the highlight of his career working with underserved populations because it is meaningful and important work. He considers his shining achievement the work he’s accomplished in the field of global HIV prevention and stabilization. Looking toward the future, Dr. Williams endeavors to take on more administrative roles.
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