Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Wendy Williams-Gilbert PhD, RN

Wendy Williams-Gilbert is a rural healthcare nurse consultant at the University of Washington’s Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) primarily working with the Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology & Research (CEDEER).

Since 2018, she has been an active member of ADAI’s State Opioid Response (SOR) project, nurse care manager training programs and the Medications First project.


Rural Health Care Nurse Consultant (CEDEER)


PhD, Nursing-Health Systems Management, University of Southern Mississippi
MN, Nursing, University of Washington Bothell
BSN, Nursing, University of Washington Bothell

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Research Interests

  • Rural Health Initiatives
  • Testing new models of community based care
  • Access to healthcare for rural and underserved community
  • Nursing Education


  • Nurses Touch Award, ATI, 2021
  • Women of the Year, Spokesman Review, Rural Health Champion, 2019
  • Partners in Justice Educator of the Year, Lutheran Community Services, 2019

Research & Other Projects