Kofoworola Williams, PhD

Kofoworola Williams, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kofoworola Williams received her PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2020. Her dissertation work utilized a concurrent, mixed-methods approach, guided by the Social Ecological Model (SEM), to examine the prevalence and correlates of mental health disorder symptoms among university-enrolled, African American men and the contextual factors that impact their mental health-related help-seeking behavior. As a postdoctoral fellow, she is interested in developing, testing and evaluating culturally and gender-appropriate technology-based interventions on social media and other similar platforms. She aims to address the social and environmental risk and protective factors associated with depression, anxiety, and suicide, as well as those factors that influence formal and informal help-seeking behaviors among underserved and hard-to-reach populations.