Biography: Janet Williams, MA

Janet Williams, MA
  • Senior Manager
  • Physician and Health System Engagement, Improving Health Outcomes
  • American Medical Association
  • Chicago, IL

Ms. Williams manages the AMA’s prediabetes initiative to develop and test clinical tools and resources for engaging health systems, clinicians and health departments in diabetes prevention. She works with health system leadership and clinical practices to establish a prediabetes screening and referral mechanism that is integrated into existing clinical care. Before joining the AMA, Janet was director of tobacco prevention and control for the Cook County Department of Public Health and deputy executive director of public affairs for the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago. She has more than 30 years public health program and policy development experience. She regularly presents on clinical practice change and improving prevention at the clinical and commun8ty levels. Her speaking engagements have included conferences hosted by the American Public Health Association, Institute of Healthcare Improvement and American Hospital Association. Ms. Williams has an undergraduate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds a masters in media advocacy and public policy from DePaul University.