Dwight C. Williams
Dwight C. Williams is founding director of the Northeast Regional Public Health Leadership Institute (NEPHLI), the New York State Department of Health’s Health Management Development Fellowship and founding chair of the Third Thursday Breakfast Broadcasting (T2B2), now entitled, Public Health Live (PHL). He is also a Clinical Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior and Director of the Undergraduate Public Health Major Program, School of Public Health, University at Albany. He teaches the graduate course in Public Health Leadership, the undergraduate course, Introduction to Public Health and is on the faculty at the Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute. He is a graduate of the Year 10 Class, National Public Health Leadership Institute, served as Chair of the Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Strategies Workgroup for the National Public Health Leadership Development Network and Chair of the Public Health Leadership Society (PHLS), which links alumni of the national and regional public health leadership institutes to support lifelong learning. His research interests are in health equity and disparities and advocating for the inclusion of front-line community-based organizations as valuable partners to improve the health status of residents in vulnerable communities. As such he is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Capital District African-American Coalition on AIDS, faculty partner of the W. Haywood Burns Environmental Education Center, co-director/co-PI of the Journey Mentoring Program and team leader of the Community Health Survey. Dwight received his B.A. degree from Delaware State University, and M.S.W. from Rutgers University. He is married to Rosalina M. Williams and their son, a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Bryun Carlos and his wife, Marissa reside in Philadelphia. Dwight and his family serve God at the Friendship Baptist Church in Schenectady, New York.