Sarah E. Williams, MD, MPH
Medical College of Georgia, 2005
Pediatric Residency-University of Virginia
Vaccine Safety Fellowship-Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Vaccine hesitancy, medical education, curriculum development
Dr. Williams is an Assistant Professor in the VUMC Department of Pediatrics with a focused research portfolio on the topics of vaccine safety, parental vaccine hesitancy and education. Her background includes a Master of Public Health and Fellowship in Vaccine Safety and Vaccinology at Vanderbilt. She has presented her research at national conferences and has several publications in highly respected peer-reviewed journals on vaccine safety and parental vaccine hesitancy. She was prominently involved in the CDC-funded Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment network from 2012-2015, recently served as a Co-investigator for the Pfizer Foundation funded Collaboration for Vaccine Education and Research (CoVER) project from 2016-2018, and is the PI for the Improving Vaccinations for Young Children (IVY) study. Dr. Williams spends a majority of her time focused on the supervision and education of adult learners (residents) along with research focused on vaccine-related education for medical students, residents, pediatric providers, and office staff. She has also led and participated in several QI initiatives within her academic home, the Division of General Pediatrics, and has completed extensive QI training through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.