Stacey Williams, PhD
Session Topic: Mental Health in Adolescents with PCOS
Panel Topic: Using the Power of Storytelling to Advance PCOS Advocacy, Research and Care
Stacey Williams,Ph.D. is a social-health psychologist and professor in the Department of Psychology at East Tennessee State University. She directs the Social Issues and Relations Laboratory in which she and her students study stigma and health. She has published dozens of articles on stigma especially in sexual and gender minority populations, and her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Her current research applies her expertise in stigma and psychosocial processes to diverse experience of PCOS. She teaches courses in topics related to diversity, gender and sexuality, and research methods and statistics. Currently she serves as the Chair of the campus Institutional Review Board. Recent accomplishments include membership in the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP) and awards for both her research and equity and inclusion work: ETSU College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Research Award, Hayward Outstanding Psychology Faculty Award, Notable Woman Award, Patricia E. Robertson Diversity Leadership Award. Prior to her professorship, she earned her PhD in psychology at Kent State University and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Social Environment and Health at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.