Shellie Williams, MD, is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, where she practices both geriatric and palliative medicine. William’s clinical focus is primarily with aging dementia patients in underserved communities on Chicago’s South Side. Williams is a dedicated teacher, advocate and researcher who focuses much of her work on addressing access and education disparities for patients of color and their caregivers. As a clinician, she provides culturally competent care for patients in inpatient units, outpatient clinics, nursing homes and home hospice. Her scholarly focus is related to dementia education, awareness and resources through a number of avenues, including the Supporting Healthy Aging Resources & Education (SHARE) Network. In addition, Williams developed and launched an innovative education and intervention model that helps faith leaders identify signs of dementia within their congregations and connects them to resources for optimizing care in the community. Williams is an active member of UChicago’s Diversity and Inclusion and Physician Assistance committees, chair of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Black Professionals, Patients & Families Forum and member of AAHPM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee. She works tirelessly to address issues of injustice and racism while improving health, access and quality care for patients.