Neely Williams, M.Div

Community Principle Investigator

Neely Williams, M.Div serves as a Community Principle Investigator for the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance. 

Her background is a lineup of public service groups and efforts, centered on a variety of social issues. Since 1997, she’s worked with the First Response Wellness Center of the Metropolitan Interdenominational Church, the Imani Coalition, UJIMA House, the Interdenominational Ministers’ Fellowship Peniel Initiative and the Obesity Observational Research Initiative.

Williams' efforts first intersected with the Alliance while she worked on an advisory board for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) grant. The grant sought to promote educational and research activities that would enhance the “translation” of basic research findings into clinics and, ultimately, back to patients and the overall community in terms of prevention and best practice management of disease.