Full Recording of Dr. Williamson’s Talk on Medical Mistrust

We appreciate Dr. Lillie Williamson for her enlightening insights about the complexities of medical mistrust. Watch the full recording of Dr. Williamson’s talk here: youtube.com/watch?v=qunIYv.


Lillie D. Williamson (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Williamson’s research broadly examines the ways in which racial experiences and health communication interact to influence health inequalities. Much of her work investigates the effects and interactions of communication within and outside the clinical context and medical mistrust, particularly for Black Americans. She approaches this work grounded in three principles: a) medical mistrust is an adaptive response, b) her work is useless if it is not rooted in and reflective of lived experiences, and c) given the pervasiveness of racism and extraction, we must strive for more equitable research practices. Her current projects explore communication about medical racism, shared trust between clinicians and patients, and the creation of community-driven, culturally responsive science communication strategies and messages.