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Ann Bartley Williams

Director, Global Health Initiatives

1 212 998 5316

433 First Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

For over 3 decades, Ann Bartley Williams has worked as a nurse practitioner caring for persons with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and abroad. Her program of research is a direct outgrowth of that clinical work. She designed and conducted some of the earliest studies of AIDS among drug users. Her work tested interventions to decrease HIV transmission, improve gynecologic care of women living with HIV, and increase patient adherence to antiretroviral medication. From 1991 to 2010, she led the Connecticut AIDS Education and Training Center. Williams left Yale in 2010 after 3 decades to serve as Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship at UCLA School of Nursing. In 2015, she returned to New York City to take up a position as leader of NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing’s Global Health Initiatives. She maintains her Yale appointment as Emeritus Professor of Nursing and ongoing collaborations with colleagues at Yale School of Nursing, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale-China Association. She is Guest Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province, China, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Yale China Association.


Robert Wood Johnson Post-Doctoral Fellow 1989-91 University of California San Francisco
Doctor of Education 1989 Columbia University
Master of Education 1988 Columbia University
Master of Science Nursing 1981 Yale School of Nursing
Diploma in Nursing 1977 Illinois Medical Center
Bachelor of Arts 1972 Roosevelt University

Honors and awards

Sigma Theta Tau, International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame (2013)
Distinguished Service Award, Northeastern University School of Nursing (2013)
90 Nurses for 90 Years, Yale School of Nursing (2013)
Fulbright Scholar Award, Warsaw Medical University (2012)
Research Article of the Year: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (Kitchen table wisdom: A Freirian approach to medication adherence, 16(1): 3-12) (2005)
Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Award for Outstanding Women of Connecticut (2003)
Ruth B. Freeman Award for Distinguished Career in Public Health Nursing, American Public Health Association (2002)
Research Article of the Year, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (Factors associated with vaginal yeast infections in HIV positive women, 9(5):47-25) (1999)
The Nurse Practitioner, Best Books of 1998 (HIV Nursing and Symptom Management, M.E. Ropka and A.B.Williams, eds.) (1999)
Women’s Health Research Award, National Center for Excellence in Women’s Health (1998)
Virginia Henderson Award for Contributions to Nursing Research, Connecticut Nurses Association (1994)
Distinguished Alumna Award, Yale School of Nursing Alumni Association (1993)
Distinguished Lecturer in Nursing, LaSalle University (1992)
Fellow of American Academy of Nursing (1991)
Women in Leadership Award, YWCA of New Haven (1987)
Award for Excellence in Nursing Research, Connecticut Mental Health Center (1986)


Women's health
Primary care
Substance use
Infectious disease

Professional membership

International AIDS Society
Yale-China Association
American Academy of Nurses
American Nurses Association
National Nurses United



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