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News from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Andrew Williams named to Prairie Business ’40 under 40′

Andrew Williams, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UND Master of Public Health (MPH) program, has been named one of Prairie Business magazine’s “40 under 40.”

As the article on the naming notes, “This year’s 40 Under 40 honorees are high-caliber professionals from a variety of industries who are making significant impacts in their professions and communities. They are administrators, community leaders, entrepreneurs, industry executives, and more. These exceptional individuals are making their mark in their companies and sectors. We are impressed with everyone on this list and think you will be, too.”

Dr. Williams was added to the list, the article continues, by virtue of his efforts to improve maternal and infant health at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

“Williams is taking a multifaceted approach to improving perinatal health in our region by investigating racial disparities in perinatal health, improving care for pregnant and postpartum women and their infants, and promoting collaboration among maternal and child health professionals,” the article notes. “Currently, he is leading the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Stress and Health in American Indian Pregnancies study, investigating the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences, historic trauma, and stress on obstetric and neonatal health among Indigenous women in North Dakota. With support from the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services and the NIH Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research award, Williams is leading work that has identified factors such as poor transportation options, lack of appointment times and gaps in internet access, that contribute to racial disparities in access to prenatal care in our region.”

Congratulations, Dr. Williams! Read more here.