Lovoria Williams

Lovoria Williams PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, TTS
Associate Professor

Dr. Lovoria B. Williams joined the College of Nursing in 2018.  Prior to joining the University of Kentucky, she was a tenured- associate professor and Director of Diversity in the College of Nursing Augusta University (formerly Georgia Regents University and the Medical College of Georgia) Augusta, Georgia.  She received a PhD in nursing from Georgia Regents University in 2011.  Dr. Williams’ dissertation examined diabetes predictors among African-Americans in a faith-based setting.  Her research focuses on delivering interventions to reduce health disparities among minority and medically-underserved populations.  She utilizes community based participatory research methods to deliver behavioral interventions aimed to increase tobacco cessation and cancer screening behaviors and to reduce obesity and diabetes.  She is nationally-recognized for developing culturally-adapted interventions for implementation by community health workers. Her work has been funded by the Georgia Department of Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented nationally and internationally.

As an active clinician serving the veteran, homeless and nicotine dependent patients, Dr. Williams adeptly integrates student teaching and research into her family nurse practitioner role.  She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors such as Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Phi Kappa Phi, Excellence in Research and Outstanding Published Writing. She is a member of multiple professional organizations such as the National Black Nurses Association, The Obesity Society and the Southern Nursing Research Society where she serves on the Board of Directors.

Contact Information

Phone: 859-323-5579

Email: lovoria.williams@uky.edu



PhD, Georgia Regents University, 2011
MSN, Georgia Southern University, 1996
BSN, Medical College of Georgia, 1994
ADN, Union University, 1987


Dr. Lovoria Williams' CV


CCSG Pilot: Kentucky-Cancer Community Awareness Research and Education (K-CARE)
Project Period: Monday, October 1, 2018
Total Award: $76,500
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute