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David R. Williams, PhD, MPH


  • Dutra LM, Williams DR, Kawachi I, Okechukwu CA.Racial and non-racial discrimination and smoking status among South African adults 10 years after apartheid.Tobacco Control. 2014 Apr 30.
  • Duncan DT, Kawachi I, Melly SJ, Blossom J, Sorensen G, Williams DR.Demographic disparities in the tobacco retail environment in Boston: a citywide spatial analysis.Public Health Rep.;129(2):209-15.
  • Dean L, Subramanian SV, Williams DR, Armstrong K, Charles CZ, Kawachi I.The role of social capital in African-American women's use of mammography.Soc Sci Med. 2014 Mar;104:148-56.
  • Duncan DT, Kawachi I, Subramanian SV, Aldstadt J, Melly SJ, Williams DR.Examination of how neighborhood definition influences measurements of youths' access to tobacco retailers: a methodological note on spatial misclassification.Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Feb 1;179(3):373-81.
  • Slopen N, Kontos EZ, Ryff CD, Ayanian JZ, Albert MA, Williams DR.Psychosocial stress and cigarette smoking persistence, cessation, and relapse over 9-10 years: a prospective study of middle-aged adults in the United States.Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Oct;24(10):1849-63.
  • Troost JP, Barondess DA, Storr CL, Wells JE, Obaid Al-Hamzawi A, Andrade LH, Bromet E, Bruffaerts R, Florescu S, de Girolamo G, de Graaf R, Gureje O, Haro JM, Hu C, Huang Y, Karam AN, Kessler RC, Lepine JP, Matschinger H, Medina-Mora ME, O'Neill S, Posada-Villa J, Sagar R, Takeshima T, Tomov T, Williams DR, Anthony JC.An updated global picture of cigarette smoking persistence among adults.J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2012 Sep;2(3):135-44.
  • Panapasa SV, Mau MK, Williams DR, McNally JW.Mortality patterns of Native Hawaiians across their lifespan: 1990-2000.Am J Public Health. 2010 Nov;100(11):2304-10.
  • Zhou Y, Chen L, Barlogie B, Stephens O, Wu X, Williams DR, Cartron MA, van Rhee F, Nair B, Waheed S, Pineda-Roman M, Alsayed Y, Anaissie E, Shaughnessy JD.High-risk myeloma is associated with global elevation of miRNAs and overexpression of EIF2C2/AGO2.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Apr 27;107(17):7904-9.
  • Shariff-Marco S, Gee GC, Breen N, Willis G, Reeve BB, Grant D, Ponce NA, Krieger N, Landrine H, Williams DR, Alegria M, Mays VM, Johnson TP, Brown ER.A mixed-methods approach to developing a self-reported racial/ethnic discrimination measure for use in multiethnic health surveys.Ethn Dis. 2009;19(4):447-53.
  • Hunte HE,Williams DR.The Association Between Perceived Discrimination and Obesity in a Population-Based Multiracial and Multiethnic Adult Sample.Am J Public Health. 2009 Jul;99(7):1285-92.
  • Williams DR,Mohammed SA.Discrimination and racial disparities in health: evidence and needed research.J Behav Med. 2009 Feb;32(1):20-47. Review.
  • Williams DR,Costa MV,Odunlami AO,Mohammed SA.Moving upstream: how interventions that address the social determinants of health can improve health and reduce disparities.J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008 Nov;14 Suppl:S8-17.
  • Williams DR.The health of men: structured inequalities and opportunities.Am J Public Health. 2008 Sep;98(9 Suppl):S150-7.
  • Williams DR.Racial/ethnic variations in women's health: the social embeddedness of health.Am J Public Health. 2008 Sep;98(9 Suppl):S38-47.
  • Williams DR,Neighbors HW,Jackson JS.Racial/ethnic discrimination and health: findings from community studies.Am J Public Health. 2008 Sep;98(9 Suppl):S29-37.
  • Haas JS,Earle CC,Orav JE,Brawarsky P,Keohane M,Neville BA,Williams DR.Racial segregation and disparities in breast cancer care and mortality.Cancer. 2008 Oct 15;113(8):2166-72.
  • Williams DR,Gonzalez HM,Williams S,Mohammed SA,Moomal H,Stein DJ.Perceived discrimination, race and health in South Africa.Soc Sci Med. 2008 Aug;67(3):441-52.