Scott M. Williams

Professor of Genetics
Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

My research focuses on the role genetics plays in health disparities. This involves the study of many diseases that are differentially distributed among human populations, including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and preterm birth. This work includes studies of genetic variation within Africa, as many of the diseases we study affect people of African descent more frequently. This latter work has helped to illuminate human evolutionary history.

Department: 
Biological Sciences