Michelle Y. Williams, PhD, RN is the Executive Director of Research for Patient Care Services and Nursing at Stanford Health Care. Dr. Williams has over 30 years of executive, research and leadership experience as a chief nursing officer, director of maternal child health, director of mental health and forensic psychiatry, director of nursing administration and operations, director of quality assurance performance improvement, director of nursing academic and grant-funded programs, regional senior health plan director, and national director of technology innovation and research, among others. Michelle earned her bachelors and master’s degrees in nursing from the Holy Names University, California, and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin. Her doctoral dissertation was a secondary analysis of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Williams holds dual appointments at Stanford University School of Medicine as faculty and Executive Director of Nursing Research within the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health.