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Adventist Elected to National Academy of Sciences, Gives Glory to God

June 20, 2019 • • in News

Harvard professor David Williams is the first Adventist to be elected to the body.

By Mark A. Kellner, for Adventist Review

Ask David R. Williams — a sociologist and educator at Harvard University — what his election to the National Academy of Sciences signifies, and he’ll quickly get to a specific item.

Currently, Williams is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as well as Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University. The medical school’s website notes he is “an internationally recognized social scientist focused on social influences on health.”

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