David R. Williams featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and HuffPost

Dr. David R. Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been recently featured in “A perfect storm: African Americans in Milwaukee, already facing health disparities, hit hard by coronavirus ” in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and in “Black People Are Dying Of COVID-19 At Alarming Rates. Here’s Why.” in the HuffPost.

In both articles, Dr. Williams speaks about the harsh impact of COVID-19 on the African American population that for decades has been facing social inequalities and racial disparities in healthcare. “COVID-19 is a perfect storm for people dealing with a lot of adversity,” says Dr. Williams in Black People Are Dying Of COVID-19….”African Americans lack access to health care, and when they do get it, they get worse care.”