Hants Williams, PhD, RN

Applied Health Informatics
Stony Brook University

Email: hants.williams@stonybrook.edu









Dr. Hants Williams describes himself as a "full-stack" healthcare professional given his range of skills as a seasoned public health nurse, published researcher, data engineer, health tech founder and mentor. Dr. Williams thrives on working on some of the most challenging data problems facing hospital systems, payers, and digital health companies. His primary goal is to always make it about the patient by improving  the delivery of patient care and patient outcomes.

Dr. Williams's clinical passions include behavioral health and chronic disease management. His research has focused on behavioral change strategies for chronically ill populations. He pioneered one of the first remote mindfulness-based stress reduction programs that was tailored for populations in North Carolina living with SCD. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and BMC Trials. He is a recipient of NIH grant funding, as well as venture capital for the commercialization of digital therapeutic technologies.

Dr. Williams is active in the health tech startup space and helps growth-stage companies determine acceptability, feasibility, and efficacy of novel care pathways, digital therapeutics, software solutions, and other business innovations that can enhance care delivery and improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Williams holds a BA in Behavioral Science and Psychology from San Jose State University, a BSN - Nursing from San Francisco State University, and a PhD in Nursing - Behavioral Science from Duke University. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Courses taught:
HHA 504: Cloud Computing for Healthcare
HHA 506: Research Design and Methodology for Health Informatics Professionals
HHA 507: Data Science for Healthcare: Python and R