Olajide Williams, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Olajide Williams obtained his medical degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York. He is currently a tenured Professor of Neurology, Chief of Staff of the Department of Neurology, and Associate Dean of Community Research and Engagement at Columbia University. He is a global leader in stroke disparities intervention research, co-Chair of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) Anti-Racism Task Force, co-Director of the Columbia Wellness Center, and Principal Investigator of multiple NIH health disparities-focused research awards. Author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Williams has received many prestigious awards including the European Stroke Research Foundation Investigator of the Year award, Columbia University Outstanding Teacher of the Year award, National Humanism in Medicine award from the AAMC, American Heart Association Trailblazer award, Fast Company Most Creative 100 list, New York Academy of Medicine Rising Leader award, and has been featured multiple times on New York Magazine Best Doctors lists. Along with Hip Hop Pioneer Doug E. Fresh, he is co-Founder and President of Hip Hop Public Health, an award-winning internationally recognized New York-based nonprofit organization that leverages music, art, and science for health promotion in communities of color.


Friday, November 11
Scientific Keynote
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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