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Lanice C Williams

P/T Lecturer

  • Health, Human Performance, & Leisure Studies
  • College of Arts & Sciences


Lanice C. Williams is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Health, Human Performance, & Leisure Studies. She works full-time as a Sr. Program Officer at Jhpiego where she provides cross-cutting management and programmatic support for the Maximizing Options to Advance Informed Choice for HIV Prevention (MOSAIC) project in two countries. She has over 10 years of experience working on research, programmatic, and policy initiatives in the United States, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to Jhpiego, she worked as a Gender Integration Specialist II at EnCompass LLC where she provided programmatic and technical leadership for gender and HIV prevention programming in Lesotho for PEPFAR DREAMS, GBV prevention and response, and gender integration. She has experience in policy and advocacy, civil society and partnership engagement through her previous work with Friends of Global Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria. She was a 2016-2017 Global Health Corps fellow at Global Health Council. She was an 2022-2023 WomenLift Health North America Leadership Journey fellow.

Currently, she serves as the Chair for Women in Global Health DC Chapter and Co-Chair for the Young Professionals Program with United Nations Association-National Capital Area (UNA-NCA). On October 4, 2022, she was sworn in to serve as a Commissioner for the DC Commission for Women, which works closely with the Mayor's Office on Women's Policy and Initiatives. She has spoken on panels for Pathfinder International, Women in Global Health, and at APHA’s 2017 and 2020 Annual Convenings. She is passionate about advancing equity at the intersection of health, gender, and race in the U.S. and globally. Her work on gender equality has been published in Ms. Magazine and Just Security.