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Mildred Williamson

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Mildred Williamson, PhD, MSW
Director, Research & Regulatory Affairs, Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Mildred has spent her career in public service with human rights/social justice as her passion. She has more than 30 years of experience in developing and leading public health safety net programs for vulnerable populations. She recently retired as Executive Director of HIV Services for Cook County Health and continues to serve as Adjunct Assistant Professor the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health (UIC-SPH).
She served as HIV/AIDS Section Chief for the Illinois Department of Public Health from 2008-2015, and began her public health career at Cook County (now John H. Stroger) Hospital in 1989 as the first administrator of the Women & Children HIV Program, which today, is part of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center – the largest provider of comprehensive HIV services in the Midwest.
Dr. Williamson obtained her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Social Work at the School of Social Service Administration/University of Chicago.