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Cynthia Williams-Brown

Position: Physical Education Program Coordinator Department: Health, Physical Education and Sports Studies

Contact Info

Office: 147B Anderson Center Phone: 336-750-2587


Dr. Brown is currently Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Physical Education Program in the Department of Human Performance & Sport Sciences (HPSS). Dr. Brown's research interests include obesity prevention and intervention in children and college women; and cardiovascular disease interventions in women. She is also interested in community health outreach programs, especially those related to faith based institutions. Dr. Brown designs and conducts physical activity intervention for children, youth and adults. Her current research focuses on cardiovascular intervention targeting African-American women. Dr. Brown, a former high school physical education teacher and coach, became a member of the faculty at Winston-Salem State University in 1998. She is past chair of HPSS, having served in that role for 13 years. She serves on numerous university committees, is active in professional organizations, and is involved in work with the community.

Educational Background

  • PhD, 1998, University of South Carolina
  • MS, 1988, North Carolina Central University
  • BS, 1981, Shaw University

Brown, C. W., Shepperson, J., Gopalan, H., & El-Amin, S. (in press). HIV: Facts, fiction, and the impact on behavior of students at an Historically Black College/University. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education.

Graham, K. C., Ellis, S. D., Williams, C. D., Kwak, E. U., & Werner, P. H. (1996). High and low skilled target students' academic achievement and instructional performance in a 6-week badminton unit. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 15(4), 477-489.

Williams, C. D., Felder, D., Jacks, D. E. (2004). An examination of alcohol and drug behaviors among athletes at Historically Black University. The North Carolina Journal.