Faculty Profile

Anna-leila Williams

Anna-leila Williams

Associate Professor of Medical Sciences


PA, PhD, Yale University
BA, Clark University
MPH, Southern Connecticut State University

Frank H Netter, MD, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences

Phone Number

(203) 582-6473

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Anna-leila Williams, PhD, MPH is Associate Professor of Medical Sciences at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University where she leads the curriculum content in behavioral and social sciences, public health, social determinants of health, and health humanities. In 2013, she co-founded the online journal, "Arbor Vitae: Creatively Deliberating Health, Illness, and Humanity." Dr. Williams received her PhD from Yale University and completed post-doctoral training in psycho-oncology/palliative medicine at Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine. She has worked clinically as a physician associate in a variety of settings including a Navajo reservation, new immigrant clinic, teen pregnancy program, and community health center. Dr. Williams' research on cancer family caregivers has been published widely and includes two book chapters. Her textbook, "Integrating Health Humanities, Social Sciences, and Clinical Care: A Guide to Self-awareness, Compassion, and Well-being" was published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis in 2019.

Educational Background
Yale University PhD, PA; Southern CT State MPH; Clark University BA