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College of Public Health

Faustine Williams

Faustine Williams

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Services Management and Policy


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cancer Prevention and Control, Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA 

PhD, Social Sciences, Division of Applied Social Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food and natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA 

MPH, Health Promotion and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA 

MS, Health Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA 

BA, Information Science, Social of Social Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana 

BS, Environmental Health, School of Hygiene, Accra, Ghana


Health Informatics


Cancer Prevention and Control, Cancer Treatment and Survivorship, Health Disparities, Access to Health Care Services, Social Determinants of Health, Global Health, Health Promotion, Group Model Building, Community-Based System Dynamics and Community-Based Participatory Research, Rural and Urban Health


Williams F, Colditz, GA, Hovmand P, Gehlert S. Combining community-engaged research with group model building to address racial disparities in breast cancer mortality and treatment. Health Disparities and Practice, 2018; 11(1):160-178

Williams F
, Thompson E. Disparities in breast cancer stage at diagnosis: Importance race, poverty, and age. Health Disparities Research and Practice, 2017; 10(3):34-45.

Imm K, Williams F, Housten A, Colditz GA, Drake BF, Yang L. African American prostate cancer
survivorship: Exploring the role of social support in quality of life after radical prostatectomy.
Psychosocial Oncology 2017; 35(4):409-423. DOI: 10.1080/07347332.2017.1294641.

Williams F,
Yang L, Colditz GA, Housten A, Imm K, Gilbert KL, Drake BF. Physician role in physical activity for African American Males undergoing radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer treatment. Supportive Care in Cancer 2017; 25(4):1151–1158; DOI: 10.1007/s00520-016-3505-7

Williams F,
Zoellner N, Hovmand P. Understanding global cancer disparities: The role of social determinates from system dynamics perspective. Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering and Science 2016; (6): 11-23. In Press

Williams F, Jeanetta S, James A. Geographical location and stage of breast cancer diagnosis: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of the Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2016; (27): 3. In Press

Thompson E, Williams F. Predictive models of health expenditure via regularization: Do low, and upper middle income economies share common predictors? International Journal of Health Research and Innovation, 2016; (4)2: 13-21, ISSN: 2051-5057 (print version), 2051-5065 (online), Scienpress Ltd

Williams F.  Assessment of breast cancer treatment delay impact on prognosis and survival. A look at the evidence from systematic review of the literature. Journal of Cancer Biology and Research 2015; (3)4: 1071

Williams F, Thompson E. Disparity in breast cancer late stage at diagnosis: Does rural verses urban residence matter. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 2015; DoI: 10.1007/s40615-015-0132-9

Williams F, Jeanetta S, O’Brien DJ, Fresen J. Geographic distribution of female breast cancer in Missouri. Journal of Rural and Remote Health 2015; (15): 3063

Williams F, Jeanetta S. Lived experiences of breast cancer survivors after diagnosis, treatment and beyond: Qualitative study. Health Expectations 2015; DOI: 10.1111/hex.12372

Williams F. Understanding breast cancer patients’ journey from diagnosis through survivorship. Qualitative Research Journal 2015; 15(3): 294 - 305

Williams F, Jeanetta S. Women in rural areas more likely to be diagnosed with most serious form of breast cancer. Missouri News Bureau. October 24, 2011

Boren SA, Puchbauer AM, Williams F. Computerized Prompting and Feedback of Diabetes Care: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2009; 3(4):944-950

Williams F, Boren SA. The role of electronic medical record (EMR) in care delivery in developing countries: Case study, Ghana. International Journal of Information Management. 2008; 28(6): 503-507

Williams F, Boren SA. The role of electronic medical record (EMR) in care delivery development in developing countries: A systematic review. Informatics in Primary Care. 2008; 16(2): 139-145


Exercise, Music, Reading, Cooking, Soccer, Walking, Family Activities, Looking forward to exploring and enjoying beautiful Tennessee

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