College of Health Sciences
Presently, with residence in Silver Spring, Maryland, and partly in Nigeria, Dr. Patrick Bassey Williams holds MS and PhD degrees in Community/ Public Health with specialty in Health Behavior (Heath Education, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention). He has had over 35 years of academic services – teaching, research, community service and administration at graduate and undergraduate levels. During the period, he had served, respectively, as Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Public Health in different institutions of higher learning. He had also served as Department Chairperson in various national and international academic public health programs in institutions of higher learning. Further, Dr. Williams had been a consultant/advisor to a number of local and international health organizations on HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections. In recent years, Dr. Williams assisted in the development and implementation of curricula for the MPH/DrPH public health programs at the Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD; Jackson State University, Jackson, MI; and Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois. As a Certified Community Health Education Specialist (CHES), Dr. Williams has had longstanding devotion to community-based research on behavioral health and disease prevention among ethnic minorities. His areas of interest are health disparity, HIV/AIDS/ other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), cardiovascular diseases, and malignant neoplasm among minority groups and other high-risk populations. Dr. Williams has extensively presented papers at national and international public health conferences and has published numerous scientific research papers in public health field.