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Natasha H. Williams, Ph.D., J.D., L.L.M., M.P.H., is the chief of the Legislation and Public Policy Branch, within the Office of Legislation, Public Policy, and Ethics. In this role, she directs legislative analysis and outreach, oversees controlled correspondence activities, and coordinates partnership and collaboration agreements with interagency entities and private organizations. Prior to joining NICHD, she was the legislative liaison at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH.
Dr. Williams received her doctorate in social policy, with a concentration in health services research, from Brandeis University, her juris doctor degree from George Mason School of Law, her master of laws degree in health law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and her master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also has a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.
Dr. Williams was the A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Research Fellow in Social Justice at Harvard Law School and an H. Jack Geiger Congressional Fellow in Health Policy, during which she received the Health Braintrust Congressional Staff Leadership Award from the Congressional Black Caucus. She also was a National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism trainee at the Heller Graduate School for Social Policy and Management, within Brandeis University, and did a postdoctoral fellowship in urban health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.