Dr. Joyce Williams is a forensic nurse specialist. Her primary focus is injury prevention that includes: injury assessment on children, analysis and investigation of death related to mass casualty, including natural disasters,terrorist action and armed conflicts, investigation of deaths that occur by violence, suicide, casualty, other suspicious or unusual manner or sudden death as well as examination of combat mortality casework and protective armor.
Dr.Williams earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2007 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis. She holds a Masters degree from Oklahoma State University specializing in forensic studies. She serves as Vice-President of the Forensic Nurse Certification Board for the International Association of Forensic Nurses and joined the effort to develop the Advanced Practice Forensic Nurse Portfolio method of evaluation and recognition collaborating with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Williams is Chair of the Education Committee for the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, responds to provide Critical Incident Stress Management for the State of Maryland and serves on the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Victim Services Committee and the Child Fatality Review Team, Washington County, Maryland.
She received the Achievement Award in 2007 from the International Association of Forensic Nurses and in 2005 was acknowledged as the recipient of the Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Memorial Award for Excellence in Analysis Department of the Army, Combat Helmet Study. In October during the 2012 Scientific Assembly Dr. Williams will receive recognition as a Distinguished Fellow in the International Association of Forensic Nurses.
She lives with her husband, David an Assistant Professor at the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry, in Randallstown, Maryland. They have two children.
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