Research Projects

Kin Keeper Reducing Disparities through Cancer Literacy and Screening

Reducing Health Disparities: Survey Validation for Black, Latina and Arab Women

Examining Trust and Cancer Literacy on Breast Cancer Screening

Expanding Cancer Prevention through Translation and Training

Testing a Family Breast Cancer Prevention Intervention

The Kin Keeper Project Linking with African American Women for Breast Health and Wellness

Kin Keeper: A Conceptual Model for Cancer Prevention and Screening Intervention in African American Women



  • Talley, C.H., Yang, L., Williams, K.P. Breast Cancer Screening paved with Good Intentions: Application of the Informed Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model to Racial/Ethnic Minority Women. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Accepted January 2016. DOI 10.1007/s10903-016-0355-9
  • Williams, K.P., Kin Keepers: Breast Cancer Prevention for African American Women. Black Families, 4th Edition. McAdoo, H.P. Sage Publications, CA 2007.DOI:10.4135/9781452226026.n17
  • Meghea, C., Williams, K.P. Aligning Cost Assessment with Community-Based Participatory Research: The Kin KeeperSM Intervention. Health Education and Behavior, 42(2),148-152, 2015. DOI: 10.1177/1090198114557126.
  • Williams, K.P. Ford, S., Meghea, C.I. Cultural Connections: the Key to Retention of Black, Latina and Arab Women in the Kin KeeperSM Cancer Prevention Intervention Studies. Journal of Cancer Education, 31(3), 522-528, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-015-0857-5
  • Roman, L, Zambrana R.E., Ford, S., Meghea C.I., Williams, K.P. Casting a Wider Net: Engaging Community Health Worker Clients and Their Families in Cancer Prevention. Preventing Chronic Disease,13:1-5, 2016. DOI:
  • Williams, K.P., Talley, C. Smith, D. Cervical Cancer Awareness among Black, Latina and Arab Women. Journal of Black Nurses’ Association. 25(2): 31-38. 2014 .
  • Zambrana, R., Meghea, C., Talley, C.H., Hammad, A., Lockett, M. Williams, K.P. Association between Family Communication and Cancer Health Literacy among Underserved Racial Ethnic Women. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 26: 391-405, 2015.
  • Roman, L., Meghea, C., Ford, S., Penner, L., Hamade, H., Estes, T., Williams, K.P. Determinants of Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening among Black, Latina and Arab Women. Journal of Women’s Health 23, 57-64, 2014.
  • Williams, K.P., Templin, T.N. Kin KeeperSM: Bringing the Real World to Psychometric Evaluation of Cervical Cancer Literacy Assessments with Black, Latina and Arab Women. Journal of Cancer Education. 28, 738-743, 2013.
  • Ford, S., Meghea C., Estes, T., Hamade, H., Lockett, M., Williams, K.P. Assessing the Fidelity of the Kin KeeperSM Prevention Intervention in African American, Latina and Arab Women. Health Education Research. 29, 158-165,2013.
  • Williams, K.P., Roman, L., Meghea C., Penner, L., Hammad, A., Gardiner, J. Kin KeeperSM: Design and Baseline Characteristics of a Community-Based Randomized Controlled Trial Promoting Cancer Screening in Black, Latina, and Arab Women. Journal of Contemporary Clinical Trials. 34, 312-319, 2013.
  • Williams-Gauss, J., Mabiso, A., Williams, K.P. Pap Screening Goals and Perceptions of Pain among Black, Latina, and Arab Women: Steps Toward Breaking Down Psychological Barriers. Journal of Cancer Education 28(2): 367-374, 2013
  • Williams K.P., Templin, T.N., Hines, R.D. Answering the Call: A Functional Health Literacy Tool for Breast Cancer. Journal of Health Communication. 18, 1310-1325, 2013.
  • Williams, K.P The Devil is in the Details: Community Based Participatory Research. Journal of Cancer Education. 27(1): 3-4 2012.
  • Arshad, S., Williams, K.P., Mabiso, A., Soliman, A.S., Evaluating the Knowledge of Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention of Arab-American Women in Michigan. Journal of Cancer Education. Online May 2010.
  • Williams, K.P., Mabiso, A., Todem, D., Hill-Ashford, Y., Hamade, H., Palmisono, G., Zambrana, R.E. Differences in Knowledge of Breast Cancer Screening Modalities among African-American, Latina and Arab-American Women. Preventing Chronic Disease. 8:1-8, 2011.
  • Williams, K.P., Mabiso, A., Lo, Y., Penner L. Mammography Screening Trends: The Perspective of African American Women Born Pre/Post World War II. Journal of the National Medical Association. 102:452-459, 2010.
  • Mabiso, A., Williams, K.P., Todem, D., Templin, T. Longitudinal Analysis of Domain-Level Breast Cancer Literacy among African-American Women. Health Education Research. 25(1):151-161, 2010.
  • Todem, D., Williams, K.P., A Hierarchical Model for Double Exchangeable Binary Data with Dependence between the Success Probability. Statistics in Medicine. 28:2967-2988, 2009.
  • Rivera-Vasquez, O., Mabiso, A., Hammad, A., Williams, K.P. A Community-based Approach to Translating and Testing Cancer Literacy Assessment Tools. Journal of Cancer Education. 24(4):319-325, 2009.
  • Williams, K.P., Mabiso, A., Jackson, T., Lawshe, D., Maurer, J. Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program Enrollees Inform Kin KeeperSM Curriculum. Journal of Cancer Education. 24(4):257-260, 2009.
  • Williams, K.P., Mullan, P.B., Todem, D. Moving from Theory to Practice: Implementing the Kin KeeperSM Model. Health Education Research. 24(2);343-356, 2009.
  • Williams, K.P., Reckase, M., Rivera-Vazquez, O. Toward the Development of Cancer Literacy Assessment Tools. Journal of Michigan Pubic Health. 2(1):21-31 2008.
  • Williams K.P., Mullan P.B., Fletcher F.E. Working with African American Women to Develop Cancer Literacy Assessment Tools. Journal of Cancer Education. 22, 241-244, 2007.
  • Williams, K.P., Kin Keeper: A Family-Focused Prevention Model for African-American Women. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. 15(2&3):291-305, 2007.