Carlos Williams is an active duty officer in the U.S. Navy and the immediate past director of the Office of Global Health Engagement for the Department of the Navy. He holds an appointment as assistant professor at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
In 2015, Williams was selected as an inaugural U.S. Presidential Leadership Scholar, where his scholarly activities focused on social change, community development, and servant leadership. In 2012, Williams was appointed the U.S. health affairs attaché to the Pacific Islands, serving as a senior US advisor for health assistance. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, has served as the former deputy director of the Military Enteric Diseases Program at the Naval Medical Research Center, where he also was the principle investigator for several first-in-human enteric vaccine trials. Williams was the principal agent for a hallmark U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Africa Command–funded program that focused on crisis responses to public health emergencies in African nations. He is also a past executive committee member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Internal Medicine-Pediatrics.
Williams graduated from Albany State University with a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in chemistry. He earned his doctor of medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed his internship and residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at Wayne State University. Williams earned his master of public health in international health and humanitarian assistance and disaster response and master of business administration in health leadership and management from Johns Hopkins University. He also holds an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from Fordham University and has completed a faculty development program in health disparities and medical education for the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine. Williams' awards and honors include the Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation, and the National Medical Association’s 2011 Presidential Citation.
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