Michelle Williams named a top health influencer

Michelle Williams, Dean of the Faculty at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been named one of PRWeek’s top 50 health influencers of 2020.

Williams was ranked eighth in the list, which includes leaders, innovators, and celebrities whose followers, clients, and peers turn to them for thought leadership—and whose actions drive results. The list also included Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the White House coronavirus task force (#1); Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand (#2); and Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator, White House coronavirus task force (#3).

Williams was cited for her outspokenness about how the coronavirus pandemic has brought longstanding health inequities to the fore. She “has leveraged the increased attention around health imbalances to eloquently and powerfully garner more attention for causes such as preventive health and social determinants of health,” according to PRWeek.

See PRWeek’s health influencers list: Health Influencer 50 2020