Mark Williams is an associate director at FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute. He manages a number of projects aimed at creating a high-functioning biomedical system, including countering antimicrobial resistance, engaging patients within health systems, and fostering innovation and collaboration in medical research. He has experience in the development of national policies and guidance focusing on health security, emergency management, and public safety.
Before joining FasterCures, Williams worked for the National Health Service on policy initiatives tackling financial crime, patient-staff violence, and security threats in health-care facilities across the United Kingdom. Williams has also served as a first responder with the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad in Maryland. More recently, he has been a responder with the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps, supporting local government efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of Lincoln and a Master of Science in international security and global governance from Birkbeck, University of London. He is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in global health at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.