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A-Day-in-the-Life of a Research Specialist – Barbara J. Williams, MPH
April 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET)’s Youth Leadership Event series featuring professionals from different disciplines. Learn about their real life stories including challenges they have overcome, accomplishments, and what their day to day career lives entail.
Barbara J. Williams, MPH, Research Specialist for the University of Illinois Cancer Center, will be discussing the career path of a Research Specialist and talking about community engagement, outreach, cancer prevention, and screenings.
Barbara J. Williams, MPH is a Research Specialist for the University of Illinois Cancer Center with a research concentration of colorectal health and smoking cessation. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health in 2008 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from DePaul University in 2013. Barbara has over 10 years of public health experience working in the fields of Maternal and Child Health, dental care, cancer, diabetes, sickle cell disease, asthma, dementia, Alzheimer’s, COVID-19, HIV and AIDS. Barbara J. Williams currently has her own business called Plus for You Wellness, LLC where she does public health consulting and event planning which partners with multiple organizations to educate individuals that will inspire communities to live healthier lifestyles, advocate to receive quality health care, and provide guidance for resources and partnerships. As a Public Health practitioner, her background includes research, health education, case management, care coordination, community engagement, outreach, and wellness.