Over the past 25 years, Dr. Williams has devoted her intellectual energy to eliminating the traditional distinction made between the medical and legal arenas. Having been employed by various healthcare organizations in a number of professional capacities over the course of her career, she has gained invaluable experience within hospital organizations, regulatory agencies, academic institutions and the medical device industry. By supplementing this experience with service as a faculty member in multiple departments of hospital organizations, as well as participation in a CEO Fellowship program, she has been able to develop a greater degree of perspective on what it means to operate a healthcare-related business entity. As such, she has come to recognize the importance of “top-down” educational communication, a process which ensures that important information is available at all levels of the business infrastructure. In order to make sure that such a goal could be effectively and efficiently accomplished, Dr. Williams developed her own educational programs, putting them to work in organizational and institutional capacities for the purpose of securing the support of local, state and federal agencies in the proliferation of technological and pedagogical patient safety and prevention efforts. Dr. Williams’s extensive experience in research, education and writing has enabled her to painstakingly translate research ideas into fundable opportunities and successful projects with the goal of improving people’s lives.
As both an executive leader and clinical scientist, her area of expertise lies not only in the development and proliferation of professional medical strategies, but in the global integration of physician-targeted training programs. Dr. Williams has established and implemented scientific teams while leading tactical execution plans in order to implement strategies to engage scientific thought leaders. She is a member of the Health Law Society, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Medical Science Liaison Society. She serves as an adjunct and visiting professor for graduate level courses on health law, legal aspects of healthcare and ethics. Her interests as a healthcare advocate are broad, assuring fundamental rights are protected. In addition to lecturing and writing on the importance of First Amendment rights as they relate to healthcare, she also works to ensure that the rights of the underprivileged are preserved. She has published extensive review articles on the subject of elder law and age discrimination in healthcare, which received writing merits. She also served as a Legal Intern at Western Michigan’s Sixty-plus Law Clinic.
In addition, Dr. Williams has traveled internationally for the MSL Society, Nascent Medical and ExL Events, lecturing on a variety of subject matters relating to the MSL and Medical Affairs role. She has contributed her time to mentoring candidates promoting a MSL Certificate Program, chairs an advisory committee for release of MSL guidelines, resides on the Editorial Board for the MSL Journal, and is a contributor for Nascent Medical.
Dr. Williams has also served as a Medical Science Liaison and Medical Affairs leader, during which time she implemented a program to develop an MSL group within a medical device organization. Medical Science Liaisons, like Dr. Williams, are vital in the success of a company, and their roles can be observed within the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, medical device, CRO and other healthcare industries. She serves as a scientific peer and provides educational resources within the medical community.