Courtney P. Williams has been awarded an appointment to the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship program. Williams is an outcomes research doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is also a statistician in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at UAB.
Williams’ research focuses on measuring and understanding cancer-related financial hardship with a focus on insurance literacy.
“I am incredibly honored to have been chosen as a National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention fellow,” Williams said. “This program provides world-class mentored research and multidisciplinary collaboration opportunities and provides professional development training crucial for my success as a scientist. Building off the fantastic training I received at UAB, I believe this fellowship will help me achieve my long-term career goal of improving the patient experience of care, improving health and reducing costs of healthcare as an independent health services researcher.”
The fellowship is a four-year postdoctoral program for early scientists training in cancer prevention and control. During her four years, Williams will be developing and leading her own original scientific research agenda under the guidance of NCI mentors.
Her appointment will begin in June.