Grace Williamson

Oakwood University, Class of 2024

Major: Biology

Grace Williamson is a recent alumna of Oakwood University. In 2024, she graduated with a degree in Biology with a premedical concentration. After completing a gap year, she plans to attend medical school. She is interested in mental health and research that addresses health disparities, seeking to maximize equity for patients. Williamson aspires to impact her community by delivering excellent medical care and using her voice to advocate for patients.

As a SUMR scholar, Williamson works with developmental pediatrician Dr. Kate Wallis at the CHOP PolicyLab and CHOP Center for Autism Research to examine existing guidance for autism-related care. This information provides insight into the development of guidelines for longitudinal care for autistic children and adolescents in primary care settings. Williamson also works with Dr. Wallis to examine suicide screening practices for autistic youth in primary care settings.

During her undergraduate career, Williamson was a dedicated member and officer of the Oakwood chapter of the Minority Association of Pre-medical Students. She also sang with the Aeolians of Oakwood University and was a section leader for two years. Williamson is part of the Penn Access Summer Scholar (PASS) program, which is a pre-medical enrichment program also involving two summers of mentored research and eligibility for linkage admission into the Perelman School of Medicine. She enjoys singing, exercising, being in nature, and spending time with loved ones in her free time.