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Mildred Williamson, PhD, MSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Community Health Sciences

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Mildred Williamson, PhD, MSW, has spent her career in public service with human rights/social justice as her passion. She has more than 25 years of experience in developing and leading public health safety net programs for vulnerable populations. She has held a number of positions over the years within the Cook County Health (CCH) system. She was the first administrator of the Women & Children HIV Program, which today, is part of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, where she currently serves as Interim Executive Director. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health (UIC-SPH).

Previous positions held within CCH were Director, Department of Research & Regulatory Affairs, and Site Administrator for Woodlawn and Englewood health centers.

Dr. Williamson served as Chief of the HIV/AIDS Section for the Illinois Department of Public Health from 2008-2015, and as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) from 2014-2017. She completed requirements for her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Social Work at the School of Social Service Administration/University of Chicago.