Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Desmond E. Williams, MD, PhD
Areas of Expertise
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Associate Branch Chief, Division of Diabetes Translation, NCCDPHP
Desmond E. Williams, MD, PhD, is the associate branch chief and a medical epidemiologist at the epidemiology and statistics branch of CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation. In this capacity he works closely with the branch chief to oversee the day to day operations and guides the scientific agenda of the branch.
Dr. Williams is also the lead of the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Initiative. This program works with federal and non-federal partners to develop comprehensive public health strategies to prevent or delay the development of kidney disease as well as promote early recognition and treatment to delay the progression to serious complications, including cardiovascular disease, end stage renal disease or death. CKD is a leading public health problem in the United States and accounts for almost 30 percent of the annual Medicare budget.
Dr. Williams has several years of experience in chronic disease epidemiology and has worked extensively in adult and childhood diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and childhood cancer. He is an editor of “Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy,” to be published in 2010 by Oxford University Press.
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