Brie Williams

Founder and Director

Brie Williams is a physician trained in internal medicine, geriatrics, and palliative care. She integrates a public health and human rights perspective into justice reform, with a focus on improving the health and wellbeing of prison staff and people who are incarcerated by introducing international best practices designed to infuse principles of public health and human rights into places of detention. She leads educational experiences in public-health focused practices for prison healthcare and security staff; writes and lectures about the medical basis for ending solitary confinement; partners with community-based organizations and policy makers to improve compassionate release policies for incarcerated patients with serious illness; and conducts research and evaluation to optimize the response to disability, dementia, and serious illness in correctional settings.