Bernadette Williams-York, PT, DSc, GCS
Dr. Williams-York’s research, teaching and service interests have focuses around the area of health disparities/inequities and health promotion in underserved older adult populations. She has explored disparities related to health care access and utilization by underrepresented minorities, as well as factors that play a role in disparate health outcomes. In addition, as a licensed physical therapist for over 30 years, she has worked in multiple healthcare settings with diverse patient populations, including geriatric home care, acute hospital care, assisted living and long term care facilities. Dr. Williams-York’s clinical expertise with primarily a geriatric population has earned her recognition as a Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association. Her research interests have been primarily focused on workforce diversity in physical therapy and health promotion in older adults.