PH 550 Research Methods in Population Health
PH 552 Epidemiology 2
PH 594 MPH Applied Practice Experience
PH 751 Applied Epidemiology
Maternal and Child Health
Recent peer-reviewed publications
- Sebens, Z. & Williams, A.D. “Socioeconomic barriers to early prenatal care among American Indian and white women in North Dakota.” The Journal of Rural Health. (accepted)
2. Ouidir, M., Tekola-Ayele, F., Canty, T., Grantz, K., Sciscione, A., Jones, R., Sundaram, R., Williams, A.D., Stevens, D., & Mendola, P. “Acute Ambient air pollution and placental doppler results in the NICHD Fetal Growth Studies – Singleton Cohort.” Environmental Research 2021;202:111728. 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111728
3. Williams, A.D., Ha, S., Shenassa, E., Messer, L.C., ^Kanner, J., Mendola, P. “Joint effects of ethnic enclave residence and air pollution exposure on risk of gestational diabetes mellitus among Asian/Pacific Islander women in the United States.” Environmental Health 20,56 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-021-00738-7
4. Williams, A.D, ^Kanner, J., Grantz, K.L., Ouidir, M., Sheehy, S., Sherman, S., Robledo, C., & Mendola, P. “Air pollution exposure and risk of adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes among women with type 1 diabetes.” Environmental Research 2021, 197, 111152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.111152
5. Stevens, D., Grobman, W., Kumar, R., Lipsky, L.M., Hinkle, S.N., Chen, Z., Williams, A.D., Rohn, M., Kanner, J., Sherman, S., & Mendola, P. “Gestational and postpartum weight trajectories among women with and without asthma.” American Journal of Epidemiology, 190(5), May 2021, 744-754. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwaa248
Recent conference presentations
- Williams, A.D. “Fetal mortality in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.” 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research. Virtual. June 22, 2021.
2. Shenassa, E.D & Williams, A.D. “Synergy between environmental and socio-structural determinants of health.” American College of Epidemiology 2020 Annual Meeting, virtual, September 21-24 2020.
- *Williams, A.D., Bardwell, S., Larson, K., Saizy, S., Mendola, P., Grobman, W., Subramaniam, A., Mumford, S., Chen, Z., Stevens, D., Kumar, R. “Perceived stress during pregnancy and serum placental hormone levels.” 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research. Speed talk, virtual. June 18, 2021.
2. Saizy, S., Mendola, P., Grobman, W., Subramaniam, A., Stevens, D., Mumford, S., Larson, K., Chen, Z., Messer, L., Duncan, V., Faye-Petersen, O., Kumar, R., Williams, A.D. “Prenatal exposure to perceived stress, maternal asthma, and placental size.” 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research. Speed talk, virtual. June 18, 2021.
3. Kim, S. & Williams, A.D. “Roles of income and acculturation in the Hispanic Paradox: Breastfeeding among Hispanic women.” 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research. Speed talk, virtual. May 27, 2021.
4. Stevens DR, Yeung E, Williams AD, Hinkle S, Lipsky L, Ouidir M, Kanner J, Sherman S, Rohn MCH, Grobman W, Chen Z, Mendola P. "Maternal asthma in relation toinfant adiposity and growth". 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research. Speed Talk, virtual, May 26, 2021.
University of Maryland
Ph.D. Maternal and Child Health
New York University
M.P.H. Community Public Health
Minnesota State University Moorhead
B.S. Mass Communications: Public Relations
Assistant Professor, Public Health Program, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota (September 2019 - present)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (June 2017 – June 2019)
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Family Science, School of Public Health, University of Maryland (August 2012 – June 2017)
Project Coordinator, North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota (December 2009 – July 2012)
- COVID-19 Health Disparities.North Dakota Department of Health. G21.255. Total Award $60,093. July 2021 – Present. My Role: Principal Investigator (2% Effort). Purpose: To examine health disparities in pregnancy outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also examining use of telemedicine services among pregnant women in North Dakota, as well as the impact of COVID-19 hospital policies on social support during delivery and postpartum.
2. Stress and Health in American Indian Pregnancies (SHAIP) Study.NIH/NIGMS. 1P20GM139759 (sub award: 5898). Total award: $289,621. 2021-Present. My Role: Project Leader (50% Effort). Principal Investigator: Donald Warne. Purpose: To examine the association between maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences and obstetric and infant health among American Indian women and their infants in North Dakota.
- Maternal stress in pregnancy and placental function. University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 2020-2021. Total award: $50,000. My Role: Principal Investigator. Purpose: To examine the association between maternal perceived stress during pregnancy and placental function, as measured by placental pathology report and blood plasma analytes collected between 30-32 weeks gestation.