Pre-2017 Videos


1. How Racism Makes Us Sick, TEDMED (December 2016)

2. The Social Factors of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (NIH) (November 2012)

3. Reducing Racial and Economic Inequality, Presidential Plenary, Social for Social Work and Research

4. How Racism Affects Health: The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO (Toronto) (November 2013)

5.  Why investing in the health of Americans should start early? From PBS News Hour (January 2014)


6. The King's Fund: Professor David Williams on racism, discrimination and the impact they have on health

7. Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? Purpose Built Communities (October, 2016)

8. Race, Racism and Health: Challenges and Opportunities, Harvard Longwood Campus Diversity Dialogue

9. Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers Annual meeting, Luncheon Keynote (November 2015)

10. California Health Report Interviewon how social factors affect health (July 28, 2014)

Interview with Dr. David Williams

11. Racism and Health: Findings, questions and directions, from University of Massachusetts (March 2013)

12.  Keynote presentation: How Social Policies Shape Health: Evidence and Opportunities, from Institute of Medicine (September 2013)

13.  HGP10 Symposium: Genomics and Disparities in Health and Health Care, from the National Institutes of Health (April 2013)

14. Keynote Address, From Mission Health and Mountain Areas Health Education Center, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Program 2014  

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Program 2014 - Keynote Address Delivered by David R. Williams, PhD

15. What is Health Equity, and Why Does it Matter? From Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School (February 2016)


 16. Grand Rounds speaking at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, "Race, Socioeconomic Status and Health: Implications for Understanding and Reducing Disparities" (March 2015)

17.  Making America Healthier: Simple and Surprising Steps for Every Health Professional, from the University of Washington (November 2013)

18.  Disparities in Health: Troubling Patterns, Promising Interventions, Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine

19. Plenary speaker. “Social Inequalities in Health and How to Effectively Address Them.”  Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Center to Reduce and Eliminate Ethnic and Racial Health Disparities Equity Conference (October 2009)


20.  Racism and Health - What is the Connection? From Health Association of African Canadians (February 2014)


21. Race, Criminal Justice and Public Health Forum (February 2015)

22. Voices in Leadership Forum at Harvard Chan School, Dr. Williams speaks with Frank Nyonator, Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana (May 2015)

23. Voices in Leadership Discussion Series at Harvard Chan School, "The Leadership Role of Foundations: Advancing Health Equity," with Mark D. Smith, Former CEO, California HealthCare Foundation (November 13, 2014)

24. Does Racism make us sick, from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, (January 2011)

Speakers: 1. Karina L.Walters,   2. Gilbert C. Gee,   3. Luisa N. Borrell,   4. David R. Williams 

25. (1) Building a Healthier America Part I , from Conference on leading voices in Public Health, Eastern Tennessee State University (October 2012)

26. (2) Building a Healthier America Part II,  from Conference on leading voices in Public Health, Eastern Tennessee State University (October 2012)