March 22, 2023

Jessica Williams, MD

Dr. Jessica Williams is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Williams practices at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where she staffs the Grady Lupus Clinic, Grady General Rheumatology Clinic, and inpatient rheumatology consults while supervising and teaching Emory rheumatology fellows. She is passionate about clinical research to advance care for patients living with lupus, focusing on diverse and underserved patient populations. She is currently funded through the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Award to study clinical trial perceptions and barriers among a large population-based cohort of predominantly Black patients with lupus. Her recent publications have focused on increasing diversity in lupus clinical trials, racial disparities in contraception care among reproductive-age women with lupus, and the use of an integrated care management program to uncover social determinants of health needs among patients with lupus. Dr. Williams is a native of Auburn, Alabama and a graduate of Auburn University (BS, 2010), Emory University School of Medicine (MD, 2015), Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (MPH in Epidemiology, 2015), Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (2018), and Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Rheumatology Fellowship (2021).