PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Scholars

Faculty members and community partners who contribute to the work of the Collaborating Center can apply for recognition as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Scholars. The guidelines for the Scholar appointments are on the School of Nursing Intranet Site under “School-Wide Documents”.  The following faculty have received this recognition:

Anne Williams, PhD, RN


Dr. Williams has been a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Scholar since early 2012.  She has been interested in global health for over 30 years.  This interest began when she was appointed as a WHO Short Term Consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences in Bangalore, India.  This consultantship helped develop her long-term interest in global health. 

Throughout her teaching career she has mentored international students in her various faculty appointments. She has also developed strategies for classroom presentations that make the material more accessible to non-native speakers of English.  Most recently, Dr. Williams has begun support for Zambian nurses who need to be prepared to function as oncology nurse specialists.  She is well able to support distance education endeavors, and has learned the anthropological perspective of allowing those native to the area be the teachers.  Her passion and experience has taught Dr. Williams that global health education is truly a reciprocal endeavor.