Lindsay Williams, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Lindsay Williams

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-6426

Office Address:
Pediatric Epidemiology
420 Delaware St SE
D529-13 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0341

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Epidemiology
MMC 715 Mayo
8422A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Epidemiology and

Clinical Research, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC

MPH, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN


Lindsay A. Williams completed her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Epidemiology in 2017. Her dissertation work characterized etiologic differences in the histologic and molecular subtypes of breast cancer with respect to reproductive risk factors. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota where she focused on identifying etiologic differences in histologic and molecular subtypes of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and germ cell tumors. Her current research centers on identifying sex differences in childhood cancer risk, incidence, and survival. Specifically, she is studying sex differences in genetic risk factors for a number of childhood cancer types. She also studies the epidemiology and genetics of pediatric brain tumors. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Basic Science Paper of the Year (Assistant Professor), Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2021)

Professional Associations

  • Associate Member, American Association for Cancer Research 
  • Member, Molecular Epidemiology Group, American Association for Cancer Research 
  • Member, Children’s Oncology Group 
  • Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research