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Dr Monnica Williams

Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa

Dr. Williams is the Canada Research Chair for Mental Health Disparities at the University of Ottawa in the School of Psychology. Her work focuses on ethnic minority mental health and psychopathology research. She completed her undergraduate studies at MIT and UCLA and received her doctoral degree from the University of Virginia. She completed her psychological internship at Montreal General Hospital. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania for four years, followed by five years at the University of Louisville, where she served as Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities. She also was at the University of Connecticut for three years, where she held joint appointments in Psychological Sciences and Psychiatry.
Dr. Williams co-founded the International OCD Foundation’s Diversity Advisory Board and serves on the editorial board of several academic journals. She has published over 100 scientific articles, primarily on OCD, trauma, and cultural issues. She has been awarded federal, local, and foundation grants to conduct psychological research.