Dr. Wanda M. Williams is an Assistant Professor at the Rutgers University School of Nursing-Camden. She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the area of “Interventions to Prevent and Manage Chronic Illness”...read more
Articles in Refereed Journals
Williams, W., & Ayres, C. (2020). Can active video games improve physical activity in adolescents? A review of RCT. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(669). doi:10.3390/ijerph17020669. Retrieve from https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/2/669
*Williams, W. M., Morris, L., & Scalera, N. (2019). Healthy choices can be fun: An overview of an in-school nutritional program for middle school girls. Open Access Journal of Public Health, 2 (4). (ISI indexed) (ISSN 2637-7713)
*Williams, W. M., Vermeesch, A., MacLean, L. (2019). Factors associated with Black & Latina women meeting the US federal physical activity guidelines: Secondary analysis of NHIS data. ARCH Women Health Care Volume 1(4), 1–7.
*Williams, W. M., Sienko, D.M., & Chittams, J. (2018). Promoting physical activity among female college students: Identifying possible racial differences. American Journal of Health Studies, 33(3), 80-88.
*Williams, W. M., Yore, M., & Whitt-Glover. (2018). Estimating Physical Activity Trends Among Blacks through Examination of Four National Surveys. AIMS Public Health, 5(2), 144-157. doi: 10.3934/publichealth.2018.2.144
*Williams, W. M., Alleyne, R., & Henley, A. (2017). The Root of Physical Inactivity Among Black Women: Identifying Exercise Friendly Hairstyles. The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association (JNBNA), 29(2), 26-31.
Williams, W. M., Alleyne, R., & Henley, A. (2017). The Root of Physical Inactivity Among Black Women: Identifying Exercise Friendly Hairstyles. The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association (JNBNA), 28 (2), 26-31.
Williams, W., & Berry, D. A. (2016). Qualitative Study: Black girls’ perceptions of why physical activity decline in high school? Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 26(2). 60-66.
Berry, D.C., Williams, W.M., Hall, E.G., Heroux, R., & Lewis, T.B. (2016). Imbedding interdisciplinary diabetes group visits into a community-based medical setting. The Diabetes Educator, 42(1), 96-107. doi: 10.1177/0145721715620022.
Williams, W., & Berry, D. (2014). It’s time to get moving: What African-American mothers say about physical activity. The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 25 (2), 47-54.
Williams, W., & Yeo, S. (2014). Is Attitude a Key Factor to Consider When Designing Physical Activity Interventions for Black Adolescent Girls: A Review. Journal of Black Psychology, doi: 10.1177/0095798414551790
(Name change from Thompson to Williams)
Thompson, W., Berry, D. & Hu, J. (2013). A church-based intervention to change attitudes about physical activity among Black adolescent girls: A feasibility study. Public Health Nursing, 30(3), 221-230. doi: 10.1111/phn.1200
(*) = Data base
2011 to 2013 — Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Interventions to Manage & Prevent Chronic Illness.
2017 — Digital Teaching Fellow, Rutgers University—Camden
2016 — The Sixteenth Annual Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials sponsored by The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
2015 — Advanced Methods in Population-Based Health Disparities Research (Summer Research Institute), Center for Health Equity Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
2014 — Civic Engagement Faculty Fellow, The Office of Civic Engagement Rutgers University—Camden.
2013 — Physical Activity and Public Health Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Park City, UT.
Professional Awards and Honors
2020- Accepted into the NLN LEAD program, a Highly Selective Program of the Nursing Leadership Institute for the NLN.
2017 — Award a research grant ($1000) from Eta Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
2017 — The “Excellence in Professional Nursing Practice” awards from Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden.
2016 — Awarded a mini-grant ($2500) from the Chancellor’s Committee on Institutional Equity and Diversity (CIED) Rutgers University—Camden.
2011 — Outstanding Dissertation Award, The Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina.
2008 — Johnson and Johnson Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar, American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/students/scholarships/minority; http://www.aacn.nche.edu/students/scholarships/JJScholarsF08.pdf)
2006 — Outstanding Alumni Award, North Carolina Central University, Nursing Alumni Association.
2001 — Nurse Practitioner of the Year for the State, North Carolina Nurses Association.
1985 — Graduated Cum Laude, North Carolina Central University
Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Elsevier), January 2017
The Journal of Black Psychology (Sage), January 2017
Journal of Adolescent Health (Elsevier), August 2016
Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Elsevier), June 2016
Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Elsevier), May 2016
Journal of Child and Family Studies (Springer), June 2013