Javontae Lee Williams

Javontae Lee Williams, MPH

  • Applied Research Scientist
  • Adjunct Professor
Media Expertise:
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Health Sciences
  • Race

Programs I Teach


  • MPH, Community Health, Health (2017)
    West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

About Me

Javontae Lee Williams is an applied research scientist at Interdisciplinary Sexuality Research Collaborative. Supported by the largest active grant given to Widener University, his team translates theoretical perspectives about LGBT communities into curricula.

Through a community based participatory research approach this work aims to reduce men's risk for HIV, improve communication between provider and patient and reduce stigma by educating communities most impacted by HIV. He brings to the ISRC more than 10 years of healthcare experience in various nursing and clinical capacities. He graduated from Temple University with honors distinction in Sociology and earned a Master's of Public Health at West Chester University.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Public Health Association (APHA), Society for the Scientific Study of Sex (SSSS)


  • "Society Light", Philadelphia Black Pride
  • Recipient, PFLAG Award for Community Leadership



  • Javontae Williams Named to Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on African American Males

    Javontae Williams, applied research scientist in Center for Human Sexuality Studies, was appointed by Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney to the Mayor's Commission on African African Males. He will be representing public health and sexuality issues on the commission.

    Share Link: https://www.widener.edu/node/11496/