Courtney Williams, DrPH, is a health services researcher and Cancer Prevention Postdoctoral Fellow in the National Cancer Institute’s Healthcare Delivery Research Program. With a background in health policy, economics, and decision science, Courtney is passionate about decreasing costs and increasing the quality of patient-centered cancer care delivery. Her current research focuses on understanding multi-hierarchical factors associated with health care spending and its impact on older cancer survivors. She is specifically interested in treatment decision-making and its relationship with financial hardship in individuals living with cancer.
Courtney earned her DrPH in outcomes research from the Department of Health Care Organization & Policy and her MPH in epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health. During and prior to graduate school, Courtney worked as a health services research statistician in the UAB Medicine Divisions of Hematology & Oncology and Gerontology, Geriatrics, & Palliative Care. Courtney also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Alabama.