Donna Williams MS MPH DrPH

Donna Williams MS MPH DrPH

Associate Professor, Director of Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs

Education

DrPH, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2009.
Major: Public Health
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Community Health

MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1991
Major: Public Health
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Community Health

MS, Louisiana Tech University, 1985.
Major: Industrial Engineering

BS, Louisiana Tech University, 1983.
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Associate Professor, Tenured, Yes, Full-Time, 50, 50. (2018-2019).

Associate Professor, Tenured, Yes, Full-Time, 50, 50. (2017-2018).

Bio

Donna Williams, MPH, DrPH, earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 1983. She received an MS in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana Tech in 1985, an MPH in Health Systems Management at Tulane University in 1991, and a DrPH in Community Health Sciences from the LSU School of Public Health in 2009. A Professor in the School of Public Health, she directs the statewide Louisiana Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program,which serves approximately 14,000 women a year, as well as the Louisiana Fecal Immunochemical Test Colon Program (FITCo), a colorectal cancer early detection pilot program funded by the state legislature.

Research

"Developing a Statewide Breast Cancer Screening Program" (Planning). (2019 - Present).

Publications

Chyke, D., Jensen, C., Levin, T., Schottinger, J., Williams, D., Mehta, S., & Corley, D. (2019). Predictors of Modifiable Failures to screen for Colorectal Cancer at Appropriate Intervals or Follow-up on Abnormal Results. In Gastroenterology (156, 603–604).

Molani, S., Madadi, M., & Williams, D. (submitted). Evaluating the effectiveness of supplemental screening tests for women with high BI-RADS breast density..

Luo, T., Li, M., Williams, D., Phillippi, S., Kantrow, S., Kao, Y., … Tseng, T. S. (submitted). QuitSmokingHelp: A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a WeChat based smoking cessation Intervention for Chinese Smokers.

Janet, B., Kaufman, R. E., Molly, A., & Williams, D. (2019). Assessing patient navigation as a tool to address equity in cancer early detection. Translational Cancer Research, 8(Suppl 4), S421–S430.

Williams, D. (2018). Impact statement: Analyzing overdiagnosis risk and cost in cancer screening: a case of screening mammography for breast cancer. In IIE Transactions on Health Systems Engineering (1st ed., p. 1).

Madadi, M., Heydari, M., Zhang, S., Rainwater, C., & Williams, D. L. (2018). Analyzing overdiagnosis risk and cost in cancer screening: a case of screening mammography for breast cancer. IIE Transactions on Healthcare System Engineering. Published. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725579.2017.1396512

Williams, D. (2018). A partnership in health-related social media for young breast cancer survivors. Health Promotion Practice. Health Promotion Practice. Published.

Presentations

Williams, D., 11th Annual Joining FORCEs against Hereditary Cancer Conference, "Financial Toxicity," San Diego, CA, United States. (October 2018).

Seminar

Williams, D., LSUHSC-NO School of Dentistry Faculty Meeting, "Public Health Policy in a Dental School: Integrating Immunization Initiatives," New Orleans, LA, United States. (December 19, 2018).

Williams, D., "ALICE’s Adventures: Cancer Control and the Working Poor," University of Arkansas Cancer Institute, Little Rock, AR, United States. (September 24, 2018).

LCRC Faculty

Joe W. Ramos, PhD
Louisiana Cancer Research Center
Asim B. Abdel-Mageed DVM
Molecular Signaling
Tulane University School of Medicine
Asim Abdel-Mageed DVM PhD
Molecular Signaling
Tulane University School of Medicine
Ashok Aiyar PhD
Immunology, Infection, and Inflamation
LSU Health - New Orleans
Amir Al-Khami PhD
Molecular Genetics
LSU Health - New Orleans
Suresh K. Alahari PhD
Molecular Signaling
LSU Health - New Orleans
Mehnaaz Ali PhD
Drug Discovery
Xavier University
Gurdial Arora PhD
Drug Discovery
Xavier University
Diego Aviles MD
Immunology, Infection, and Inflamation
LSU Health - New Orleans