Irene Williams, Community Health Worker

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Contact: iwillia3@tulane.edu

Irene Williams is a Community Health Worker at the Tulane Prevention Research Center. Her work at the center focuses on the center’s core project Movin’ for LIFE, which includes various strategies to promote active and healthy lifestyles for residents within the community. Irene works within the community by researching and collecting information with the intent to help improve diets and physical activity in local neighborhoods. Prior to joining the Tulane PRC, Irene was the director of Adventist Community Services Center. Irene also worked as an employer relations representative at Louisiana State University, where she resolved disputes between workers and managers in an effort to provide adequate support for employees. In addition, Irene has 25 years of experience as a social worker at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center’s Medical Center of Louisiana with counseling and advising individuals with various substance and/or eating disorders. She received her training as a Community Health Worker from Tulane University, where she studied social work. Irene’s hobbies include walking her dog “Lola” twice daily and caring for her cat “Socks.” She enjoys attending outdoor festivals, Zumba, line dancing and reading. It is her desire to one day complete a doctoral degree in public health. Irene is also the proud mother of four adult children and grandmother to seven grandchildren.

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Objectively measured physical activity in sixth-grade girls.

 

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Food Stamps, the Thrifty Food Plan, and meal preparation: the importance of the time dimension for US nutrition policy

 
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Feel Good Guide

 

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Stepping Up to the Plate: Transforming School Food in New Orleans

 
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