Dr. Keoki Williams is a Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and a Senior Scientist and co-director in the Center for Individualized and Genomic Medicine Research (CIGMa) at Henry Ford Health System. He graduated cum laude in both research and academics from the University of Michigan Medical School, and afterward he completed a medical residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Following residency, he worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer. During his research career, he has been a Howard Hugh Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health (HHMI-NIH) Research Scholar, a National Research Service Award recipient, and an Early Excellence Awardee from the American Asthma Foundation. He has been a senior staff physician and research scientist at Henry Ford Health System since 2001, and has received six separate independent investigator (R01) awards from the National Institutes of Health during this time period. The scope of his research includes the fields of genetics, genomics, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacogenomics, and epidemiology. His particular interests include assessing medication use and its effects in large patient populations and identifying the genetic predictors of medication response. He and his lab are actively involved in large-scale projects to identify the genetic causes of asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (and fitness) and other common, but genetically complex, conditions.