Richard and Barbara Hansen Leadership Award and Distinguished Lecture

2022 Honoree

The University of Iowa College of Public Health has selected David R. Williams, the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of social and behavioral sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as the 2022 recipient of the Richard and Barbara Hansen Leadership Award.

View David R. Williams’ Lecture

Understanding and Effectively Addressing Inequities in Health

11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Callaghan Auditorium (N110 College of Public Health Building)

Dr. Williams, also a professor of African and African American studies and sociology at Harvard University, is an internationally recognized authority on social influences on health. His research has enhanced understanding of the ways in which race, socioeconomic status, stress, racism, health behavior, and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health. The Everyday Discrimination Scale that he developed is the most widely used measure of discrimination in health studies.

Portrait of Prof. David R. Williams of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

About the Award

Learn more about the Hansen Award and Lectureship and its creators, Richard and Barbara Hansen.

The Award

2022 Honoree

David R. Williams is the recipient of the 2022 Richard and Barbara Hansen Leadership Award.

2022 Honoree

Past Recipients

See biographies of past winners of the Hansen Award, along with archive video of their respective lectures.

Past Recipients